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How you can Stay Gas Safe?
​​​​Prior to letting anyone undertake work on any of your gas appliances, always check that the engineer you have employed to undertake work in your home, is Gas Safe Registered. This can be done very easily. All you have to do is ask to see their Registration Card.
Things you need to do in order to check your gas engineer is Gas Safe Registered:
  1. Ask to see their gas safe licence. All approved and registered gas engineers will carry this card & will not be offended if you ask to see it.
  2. Check that the photo ID matches the engineer at your home.
  3. Check that the expiry date on the card (bottom left) has not lapsed.
  4. Check that the card has a hologram on it
  5. Check the rear of the card. This section shows what areas of gas work they are approved to undertake. Even if they are Gas Safe Registered, they cannot do work they are not qualified for.

If you are still unsure about your gas engineer, take a note of their licence number and either call Gas Safe on 0800 408 5500 or check     on-line at www.gassaferegister.co.uk . If they are not on the register, they are not qualified to undertake gas work in you home.
 
Carbon monoxide. The Facts.
​How can carbon monoxide leak into your property.​​
Incorrectly installed, poorly maintained or poorly ventilated household appliances such    as cookers, heaters and central heating boilers   are the most common causes of accidental exposure to carbon monoxide. Blocked flues and chimneys can stop carbon monoxide escaping, allowing it to reach dangerous levels.
​How do you know if carbon monoxide is in your house?
You will not know if you have carbon monoxide in your house. That is why every home should have a Carbon Monoxide detector fitted in each room where there is a gas appliance. Carbon monoxide is a gas that has no odor, color or taste. You wouldn't be able to see or smell it, but it can be very dangerous to your health and even fatal.
​What is carbon monoxide? ​​
​How do you feel when you have carbon monoxide poisoning?
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas.  CO is a common industrial hazard resulting from the incomplete burning of natural gas and any other material containing carbon such as gasoline, kerosene, oil, propane, coal, or wood.
Signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning may include:
Dull headache, Weakness, Dizziness, Nausea or Vomiting, Shortness of breath, Confusion, Blurred vision and Loss of consciousness.
Portable Appliance Testing.
Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an essential part of the process because some types of electrical safety defect can't be detected by testing alone.
Legionella Risk Assessment.
​What is Legionella and why do you need to undertake a Risk Assessment ?
Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. People may get infected when they breathe in tiny water droplets (aerosols) or droplet nuclei (particles left after the water has evaporated) contaminated with elevated concentrations of Legionella bacteria. Legionella bacteria
grow best between temperatures of 20°C – 45°C with optimum growth temperature being 35°C – 40°C. High temperatures (minimum 60°C) kill the bacteria.


Legionella bacteria are found in low numbers in natural aquatic environments, for instance, lakes, rivers and ground water. As a result it is virtually impossible to prevent Legionella bacteria entering
man-made water systems.


In low numbers the bacteria are generally considered harmless. With the correct conditions, for example, warm water, the presence of micro-organisms and nutrients in the water or materials such as rust, the bacteria can grow and multiply to high levels which increase the risk of exposure. The bacteria tend to grow in biofilms (slime). Biofilms are likely to form on surfaces where there is low
water flow or water is allowed to stagnate. However the growth of the bacteria can be controlled.
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