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ADVICE & INFORMATION

Fires and heaters

If you smell gas, think you have a gas leak, or you suspect that fumes containing Carbon Monoxide are escaping from a gas appliance call 755555 immediately.

What should you do if you smell gas?

Don’t

Don't smoke

Don't use naked flames

Don't turn electric switches on or off

Don't leave it to someone else

Do

Do turn off your gas supply at the emergency control valve (usually next to your gas meter).

Do extinguish all naked flames and sources of ignition.

Do open doors and windows to allow gas to disperse.

Additional information for LPG bottle gas users.

If possible move suspected leaking cylinders into a well ventilated safe area, away from sources of ignition.

 

Call 755555

What should you do if you suspect that fumes containing Carbon Monoxide are escaping from a gas appliance?

If you ever suffer any of the following symptoms when gas appliances are in use: headaches; nausea; dizziness. Turn them off immediately and call 755555

  • Carbon Monoxide is a poisonous gas which can be formed by burning any fuel if the appliance is not properly installed or maintained.
  • Carbon Monoxide detectors are widely available and it is strongly recommended every household have one.

 

Using Gas Safely

Gas is a safe fuel when used and serviced correctly, but as with all fuels, it should be used responsibly and all gas appliances kept well maintained to ensure safe and efficient operation.

For added peace of mind and an end to
maintenance worries explore our ServiceCare
cover details here.

Changes to the Corgi Gas Registration Scheme

In 2008 the mandatory gas competence registration scheme was put in a public tender process with Capita announced as the successful bidder. From 1st April 2009 the mandatory gas registration scheme started operating under “Gas Safe Register” brand with Capita as the operators.

We understand that consumers clearly identify with the CORGI brand, however, we feel that it is necessary to make the following points:

  1. “Gas Safe Register” in place in the UK is the only mandatory registration body on the mainland.
  2. This legislation also applies in Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and Guernsey.
  3. The legislation does not apply in Jersey where there is no mandatory registration body.
  4. In order to best meet the requirements of the current legislation in Jersey as well as the amended Building Bye laws Jersey Gas has chosen to register with “Gas Safe” register.

I hope that this information will clarify any confusion or misunderstanding regarding either Capita’s or CORGI’s role within the gas Industry during this transitional period.

We have been registered since 2003, reg number: 187241.

Learn more at www.gassaferegister.co.uk

 

Working Safely and Avoiding Danger - Safety Guide

This guide is aimed primarily at those with legal responsibility for health and safety including contractors, employers, owners and operators of underground services, managers and supervisors and other concerned with planning, organising and supervising work near such services.

This work includes work by or for the utilities and also roadworks, construction and demolition work. The guidance is equally useful to private householders and others who, although not necessarily subject to statutory health and safety legislation, may place themselves at considerable risk if they cause damage to utility services.

Working Safely Guide (PDF)

Downloads

LPG Safety Leaflet (PDF)

If You Smell Gas (PDF)