Gas safety tips
Gas, when not used carefully, is a potentially dangerous source of energy. Following are a number of tips about making sure the gas supply in your home is safe:
- The best way to be sure about your gas appliances is to have them checked regularly by your gas supplier, or by a Corgi Registered Installer. Corgi are the national watchdog for gas safety. You can find a Corgi Registered installer here.
- NEVER tamper with gas appliances yourself.
- If you are in rented accommodation, it is your landlord’s responsibility to ensure that all appliances are maintained properly. If you have any concerns about appliances in rented accommodation, talk to your landlord.
- Poorly maintained gas appliances (in particular, gas fires) can emit carbon monoxide, an odourless, colourless and potentially fatal gas. Carbon monoxide detectors can be bought relatively cheaply from most good electrical and home stores to alert you if carbon monoxide is present in your home.
- If your carbon monoxide detector shows a presence of carbon monoxide, switch off your gas supply and call National Grid’s emergency number IMMEDIATELY on 0800 111 999.
- If you smell gas, or think you have a gas leak in your home, turn off your gas supply, do not switch any electrical appliances on or off, or bring naked flames into your home, and call National Grid’s emergency number IMMEDIATELY on 0800 111 999.