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.
If you smell gas, call the National Gas Emergency Helpline 24 hours a day on 0800 111 999.
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