Don't take the risk!


The police were called to a property in School Lane, Kettering, at 7am last Friday morning, after a report of a concern for public safety and welfare. Officers attended and assisted one man out of a flat within the property, who was taken to hospital suffering the effects of gas (carbon monoxide) inhalation. The officers who helped the man are also being checked over as a precautionary measure. Three appliances from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and a gas engineer attended, with the building evacuated shortly before 8am as a precaution.


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Don't take the risk, prepare your home for the worst and stay safe!


Safety checks were carried out and the building ventilated, with residents able to return to their flats by 10.30am. School Lane was temporarily closed while the incident was dealt with, due to the number of emergency vehicles in attendance, and it looks to have been reopened now.

How could have this been avoided?


Any gas engineer will tell you that a carbon monoxide detector is basic and should be in every single home, they are cheap, small and could save the lives of your family and yourself. There is absolutely no excuse for this situation, it is obvious that the people inside the property didn't know there was a leak and it seemed to be reported by somebody nearby. The man, if he had a carbon monoxide detector he would have been aware of the problem much sooner and would have been able to evacuate and inform anyone else in the property to what was happening and in turn, he may not have suffered any ill effects from the leak.

This seems simple enough, and that is because it is! Here at Able Skills, we promote Health & Saftey and push for anybody completing a Gas course here gets registered with the 'gas safe register'!

Becoming a Gas Engineer:


To become a professional gas engineer, you need professional training! Here at Able Skills, we have everything you need to become a working tradesman. This is because we provide relevant courses such as Qualified Plumber Gas Training Package which will take you from beginner to expert, this 5-week course is for new entrants to the gas industry, those that are deemed to be Category 2 trainees, those who hold a recognised qualification in plumbing but lack gas training and experience. Or if you don't have experience in plumbing then you could take our New Entrant Gas Training Package!

Not only do we provide Bpec accredited courses, but our facilities are up to date and allow students to work in individual units that are prepared to emulate real-life scenarios. Our instructors are very knowledgeable and have years of experience in the industry which makes them perfect to teach new recruits as they know the ins and outs and can provide you with tips and information that you won't find anywhere else!

Training that we offer?


Here at Able Skills, we offer a range of courses in all types of trades, not just Gas courses & Plumbing we have everything from Bricklaying to Painting & Decorating. terms of the Gas courses that we offer you have a few options...

Here is a list of our available Gas courses: 



Want some more information?


If you would like to contact us about any of the Gas courses talked about throughout this article or for information about any of our training, then do not hesitate to give us a call on 08081003245! Or you can come straight down to our office we are open every single day from Monday - Sunday between the hours of 8:30 - 4:30.

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Able Skills is a BPEC approved training centre