We are proud to be supporting the eighth Gas Safety Week, which is taking place on 17th – 23rd September 2018. Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is coordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.
Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. CO is a highly poisonous gas that can kill quickly with no warning, as you cannot see it, taste it or smell it. It is common for people to mistake the symptoms of CO poisoning – headaches, nausea, breathlessness, dizziness, collapse, and loss of consciousness – with the flu, food poisoning or fatigue.
You can show your support for Gas Safety Week by joining thousands of others who have pledged support at GasSafetyWeek.co.uk. Once you’ve pledged you will receive a free toolkit of materials to help you get started, including web banners, articles, pre-written social media updates, images, a leaflet and poster and much more.
Jonathan Samuel, chief executive for Gas Safe Register, said: “It’s great to see so many people supporting Gas Safety Week to help spread important gas safety advice. Although gas safety is important 365 days a year, by focusing our communications in one week we are more likely to reach a wider audience and have a greater impact.”
If you’re stuck for ideas of how you can get involved, take a look at last year’s roundup of what went on at bit.ly/GSW17report. Last year supporters sent out internal comms informing their own employees how to stay safe at home, ran events, gave away free CO alarms, created videos, and tons of top tips were shared across social media.
You can follow @GasSafetyWeek and @GasSafeRegister on Twitter for all the latest updates and get involved using #GSW18. For further information about Gas Safety Week visit GasSafetyWeek.co.uk