Living Well at Home
Keeping Safe at Home
Keeping your home gas safe - You can stay gas safe in your own home by making sure you:
- Have all gas appliances checked every year
- Use a gas safe engineer to carry out work – to ask to see their ID card
- Buy an audible carbon monoxide alarm close to your gas appliances
- Check your appliances for any signs that they are faulty – for example a yellow flame rather than a blue one
- Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning (headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse and loss of consciousness)
- Only use an appliance for its intended purpose
- Ensure there is always enough ventilation for gas appliances to burn correctly.
- Locking cooker valve - from SGN (the gas network supplier). A simple safety device to keep people with dementia or autism safe at home and retain their independence. Provides reassurance to friends, family and carers.
To check and find a reliable gas engineer go the Gas Safety Register website or contact them at Address: PO Box 6804, Basingstoke, RG24 4NB Phone: 0800 408 5500 Email: email@example.com
If you smell gas, call the National Gas Emergency Helpline 24 hours a day on 0800 111 999.
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