Gas Safety Week 2014 is being held in the UK from September 15 to 21, and Nescot’s Gas Academy is supporting the initiative.
The annual event, which is co-ordinated by the Gas Safe Register and supported by the industry, is aimed at raising awareness of gas safety, and the importance of taking care of gas appliances.
In the UK, 23 million households use gas boilers, cookers and fires, but badly-fitted and poorly-maintained appliances can cause gas leaks, fires and explosions, as well as potentially fatal carbon monoxide poisoning.
"Gas safety is so important, and a lot of people don’t realise simple checks could mean the difference between life and death," said Tony Rees, Head of Commercial Operations at Nescot.
"For example, watch for warning signs like lazy yellow gas flames instead of crisp blue ones, install an audible carbon monoxide alarm, and get appliances checked annually by a registered Gas Safe engineer.
"Better awareness of these points could save lives, and that’s why Nescot Gas Academy is proud to support Gas Safety Week."