Gas Safety

Learn about straightforward gas safety measures to ensure your home remains safe and secure.

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Gas Safety: Keeping Your Home Safe

Ensuring gas safety in your home is crucial for the well-being of you and your family. Faulty gas appliances can lead to serious dangers, including carbon monoxide poisoning, fires, gas leaks, and explosions.

By following some essential safety measures and guidelines, you can maintain a safe and secure living environment. Below, we address common questions and provide practical advice to help you stay safe.

How can you ensure gas safety in your home?

Annual Gas Safety Checks:
New Outlook conducts annual gas safety checks on all gas appliances to ensure they are working correctly and safely. It’s essential to allow access for these checks.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms:
If carbon monoxide alarms are installed in your home, test them monthly to ensure they are working correctly. Replace the batteries as needed.

What should you do if you smell gas?

If you smell gas, take immediate action:

  • Turn Off the Gas Supply: Locate your gas meter and turn off the supply.
  • Ventilate the Area: Open windows and doors to allow gas to escape.
  • Avoid Sparks and Flames: Do not use electrical switches, matches, or lighters.
  • Leave the Building: Evacuate your home and move to a safe location.
  • Contact Emergency Services: Call the National Gas Emergency Service at 0800 111 999 and inform New Outlook for further assistance.

How should you maintain your gas appliances?

Proper maintenance of gas appliances is essential:

  • Regular Inspections: Have your gas appliances inspected and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
  • Recognise Warning Signs: Be aware of signs that an appliance may not be working correctly, such as yellow flames, black marks, or increased condensation.
  • Do Not Attempt Repairs Yourself: Always use qualified professionals for repairs and servicing.

What are the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning?

Carbon monoxide poisoning can be life-threatening. Be aware of the symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Breathlessness
  • Collapse
  • Loss of consciousness

If you or anyone in your home experiences these symptoms, seek fresh air immediately and contact medical services. Ensure your carbon monoxide alarm is working to prevent such incidents.

What should you do if your carbon monoxide alarm goes off?

If your carbon monoxide alarm sounds:

  • Turn Off Gas Appliances: Immediately turn off all gas appliances.
  • Ventilate the Area: Open windows and doors.
  • Leave the Building: Evacuate your home and get fresh air.
  • Seek Medical Help: If you feel unwell, contact medical services.
  • Contact a Gas Safe Engineer: Arrange for a professional to inspect your appliances and address any issues.

How can you reduce gas-related risks in your home?

  • Use Gas Appliances Correctly: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the safe use of all gas appliances.
  • Install Ventilation: Ensure your home has adequate ventilation to prevent the buildup of gas.
  • Stay Informed: Keep yourself updated on gas safety guidelines and practices.
  • Report Issues: If you notice any gas-related issues or have concerns, report them to New Outlook immediately.

Need further assistance?

If you have any questions or need further help with gas safety, contact New Outlook. Our team is here to ensure your home remains safe and secure.