Progress Housing Group supports Gas Safety Week 2022
Your safety is important to us and that is why each year, at Progress Housing Group, we support Gas Safety Week.
As we celebrate the 12th year of Gas Safety Week (12 – 18 September), the Group joins organisations from across the UK who are working together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
The theme for this year's Gas Safety Week is Get in the Know, encouraging people to get clued up on the signs and symptoms of unsafe gas appliances in their home - whether they’ve just moved in or have been there for a number of years.
As part of this, we will be helping you to spot tell-tale signs of what an unsafe appliance looks like, such as dark, sooty stains or increased condensation.
Jason Lamb, Gas Safety Manager at Progress Housing Group, said: “We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week again this year and helping to raise awareness of the importance of gas safety in people's homes.
"It provides an opportunity for us to remind our tenants of the importance of gas safety and how they can find out more about keeping their families and their homes safe, with help from our teams at Progress Housing Group and the useful information and resources from the campaign."
Find out more about the Gas Safety Week campaign and how you can keep your family and your home gas-safe:
- Keep up-to-date with Gas Safe Register’s updates and advice throughout Gas Safety Week by following @GasSafeRegister on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and search #GSW22 and #GasSafetyWeek.
- Visit the Gas Safety Week website by clicking here.
To keep you and your family safe, follow Gas Safe Register’s top tips:
- Know the symptoms of CO poisoning; headaches, nausea, breathlessness, collapse, dizziness and loss of consciousness.
- If you smell gas or think there might be a gas leak, call the free 24-hour national gas emergency number immediately on 0800 111 999.
- Never attempt to work on a gas appliance yourself, always seek the help of a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer who can work on your gas cooker, boiler or fire in a safe way.
- Don’t cut corners - only employ a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer when having gas work carried out in your home.
- Always ask to see your engineer’s Gas Safe ID card. Make sure you check the back of the card, which will state which gas appliances they are qualified to work on.
Gas Safe Register is the official register for legally qualified engineers. You can find a registered engineer in your area by visiting the Gas Safe Register website at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk.
Progress Housing Group tenants - if you think you may have a gas leak or if you can smell gas in your property, call the National Grid gas emergency number on 0800 111 999.
Progress Lifeline provides carbon monoxide alarms linked to the Progress Lifeline round-the-clock 24/7 control centre. These remotely-monitored carbon monoxide and smoke alarms (telecare) can provide support and peace of mind to families of people who may be older or vulnerable.
You can find out more about the different telecare sensors available on the Progress Lifeline website by clicking here.
- Sign up for updates on your home, community and other services.
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