RK Electrical Mechanical Services is supporting Gas Safety Week 2021

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  Posted by: electime      7th September 2021

A Northamptonshire electrical, plumbing and heating business has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week (13 – 19 September 2021) by running a series of articles and factsheets on their website to raise awareness about the importance of gas safety.

To mark the 11th year of Gas Safety Week, RK Electrical Mechanical Services is joining organisations from across the UK to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

The Desborough-based company will be addressing a whole range of gas safety matters for gas users by issuing advice about how to stay gas safe on their website and on social media.

Fraser Keir, Mechanical Contracts Manager at RK, said: “This year, Gas Safety Week is addressing a whole range of gas safety matters for gas users across the country – from advice about how to stay gas safe, to raising awareness of using a registered engineer who is legally qualified, to ensure consumers don’t suffer from the effects of illegal gas work through lack of awareness.

“As a company we take matters of health and safety very seriously for our staff and customers and we are delighted to do anything we can to highlight the importance of gas safety.”

Jonathan Samuel, Chief Executive for Gas Safe Register, said:It’s great to see so many people supporting Gas Safety Week this year to help share important and, in some cases, lifesaving advice about gas safety. The last year or so has taught us the vital importance of helping and supporting those in our communities. Ensuring people always use a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer to work on gas appliances in their homes is a great way to show how we can work together to stay gas safe.’’

Keep up to date with RK Electrical Mechanical Services’ Gas Safe Register updates and advice throughout Gas Safety Week by visiting their website:https://www.rkelec.co.uk/rk-news or follow RK Electrical & Development Ltd on Facebook, @rkelec_ on Twitter and Instagram and search #GSW21 and #GasSafetyWeek.

To keep you and your family safe, follow Gas Safe Register’s top tips: 

  • Know the symptoms of CO poisoning; headaches, nausea, breathlessness, collapse, dizziness and loss of consciousness.
  • If you smell gas or think there might be a gas leak, call the free 24-hour national gas emergency number immediately on 0800 111 999.
  • Never attempt to work on a gas appliance yourself, always seek the help of a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer who can work on your gas cooker, boiler or fire in a safe way.
  • Don’t cut corners – only employ a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer when having gas work carried out in your home.
  • Always ask to see your engineer’s Gas Safe ID card. Make sure you check the back of the card, which will state which gas appliances they are qualified to work on.

Gas Safe Register is the official register for legally qualified engineers. You can find a registered engineer in your area by visiting the Gas Safe Register website at GasSafeRegister.co.uk.