Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has put his support behind Gas Safety Week 2019 (16-22 September).
For Gas Safety Week, organisations from across the UK 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.
In the first 7 months of 2019, British Gas engineers identified over 26,000 unsafe appliances, with the most common faults found with boilers and old cookers. Many customers have not had their electrical wiring or gas appliances checked in 10-20 years.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“It’s crucial for everyone’s health and safety that they have regular gas safety checks and install carbon monoxide detectors.
“There are potentially tragic consequences for people not taking gas safety seriously and I would encourage all of my constituents to think carefully about this issue and take action if necessary.”
Gas safety tips are available online here: https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/gassafetyweek/stay-safe/top-tips-to-stay-safe/