Are your gas appliances safe?

comms heroFaulty gas fires, boilers and cookers are deadly. They can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and people could die.

Why risk your life or that of your family, friends or neighbours? Please help us make sure the gas appliances in your home are safe.

Gas checks for rented homes

By law we have to check the gas appliances in our rented homes every year. Your tenancy agreement says that you must let our engineer into your home to do this.

If you repeatedly refuse to let us in we will have to take you to court.

Gas checks for leaseholders

If you own or part-own your home it’s your responsibility to ensure your gas appliances are safe. We recommend you get them checked each year by an engineer listed on the Gas Safe Register.

To find an engineer near you call 0800 408 5500 or visit http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/.

Tips to check that your gas appliances are safe

  • Check for warning signs: your gas appliances may not be working properly if they have lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, there are black marks on or around the appliances or if there is too much condensation in the room
  • Six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning include headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness
  • Get an audible carbon monoxide alarm: this will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home
  • Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered: if you’re a leaseholder get your gas appliances checked by an engineer registered with the Gas Safety Register and check their ID when they carry out the check

For gas safety advice or to find an engineer visit the Gas Safety Register website or call 0800 408 5500.

Gas Safety Week 2014

We are supporting Gas Safety Week 2014, taking place 15–21 September. The national campaign raises awareness of gas safety in the UK’s 23 million gas fuelled homes.

For more information or to find out what you can do to make sure your gas appliances are safe visit the Gas Safety Register website. 

Gas Access Campaign

Catalyst is one of numerous landlords backing the Gas Access Campaign. It aims to gain housing associations the same legal access rights for gas safety checks as local authorities.

For more information visit the Gas Access Campaign website.