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Industry Figures Force The ARLA To Back Gas Safety Awareness Week

Industry Figures Force The ARLA To Back Gas Safety Awareness Week


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The 8th annual Gas Safety week is set to heighten the importance of being Gas Safe from September 17th to the 23rd. More specifically, Gas Safe have organised the week to raise awareness on how a lack of Gas Training can lead to gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) is asking its members to stand behind the campaign as it holds particular importance within the private rented sector due to the safety of gas appliances being out of tenants control.

They trust that you, as ARLA Propertymark members, will look after their needs ensuring their safety, keeping them informed and letting them know their rights as a tenant

The above statement can be found on the ARLA's website assuring tenants that the gas appliances installed will be safe to use just as you would expect in any other home. After all, feeling safe and relaxed is what makes a house a home right?

Many of us love a bit of DIY, however Gas Safety Week reminds us to leave such home improvements to the experts - Gas Safe Registered Engineers who have undertaken all necessary Gas Training and Gas Courses.

What kind of figures are we talking about?


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Gas Safe themselves said almost 1,300 sites were found to be unsafe during an inspection carried out last summer. Just as we reported not long ago, their findings were very interesting as 18% more unsafe appliances were found compared to the winter months.

If anything, I'm sure everyone would assume it would be the other way around! However, the surprises don't end there. Gas appliances should be checked on a regular basis. A survey of 2000 adults found that just 19% would only get their gas appliances checked if they stopped working! What about throughout the year? It really is a bigger issue than many think.

The back lash of sub standard gas work like leaks, explosions, fires and carbon monoxide poisoning sadly saw last year end in 201 fire and rescue call outs. Is that acceptable? Well if everyone made sure all gas appliances were up to scratch, then that immediately saves the emergency services a lot of time!

If you would like a list of relevant Gas Training Courses to quiz your Gas Engineer about, then please click here! Gas Safe Registered Engineers would be the first to tell you about the danger unsafe gas appliances can cause and choosing to ignore the warnings will land you in some serious trouble!