Keeping Safe at Home

Keeping your home safe from fire

The London Fire Brigade offer free home safety checks, free fitted smoke alarms and advice on fire safety to people who might be at risk.

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 the work – remember 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.

Gas Safety Register

Address: PO Box 6804, Basingstoke, RG24 4NB

Phone: 0800 408 5500

Visit the Gas Safety Register 

Email: [email protected]

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