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Fire Station cutbacks create greater need for Fire Prevention and Gas Safety Building Codes

SOURCE: www.heatingnews.co.uk Recent cutbacks to fire department budgets across the country have increased the importance of modern household and commercial fire prevention techniques and devices. A new 2012 code proposed for the International Fuel and Gas Codes looks to provide inexpensive,automatic thermal gas shutoffs for gas appliances, reports TECO Americas. These thermal shutoff devices stop the [...]

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Cold weather alert

Follow these tips to keep you and your family warm and well in extremely cold weather SOURCE: www.nhs.uk A level 3 alert highlighting the risk of cold and wintry weather is in force across England. Make sure you are ready to cope with the cold What’s on the way? Check the Met Office weather forecast To keep warm and well during periods of [...]

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Disarming cowboy plumbers and heating engineers

SOURCE: www.ciphe.org.uk The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is fighting against cowboy installers who take jobs away from qualified plumbers and undermine public health and safety. Chief Executive Blane Judd commented, “As the voluntary regulatory body for plumbing and heating engineers in the UK we’re concerned about cowboy installers endangering people’s lives [...]

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Peninsula Heating

James Byrne reveals some tips on keeping a heating and cooling system in good shape SOURCE: www.heatingnews.co.uk Should you wish keeping a heating and cooling system running correctly and for a long time, you can follow the handy tips offered by Peninsula Heating By James Byrne. “When it comes to heating equipment maintenance and repairs [...]

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Carbon Monoxide Alarms Vital in Protecting Most Vulnerable

Aico raises Carbon Monoxide Alarms are vital in protecting most vulnerable SOURCE: www.heatingnews.co.uk Gas Safety Trust published a trend report highlighting Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning incidents linked to piped natural gas usage in Great Britain between 1996 and 2010. Aico re-emphasis the need for quality mains powered CO alarms as the safest way to protect [...]

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Calls for Return of Scrappage Scheme

SOURCE: http://www.phamnews.co.uk The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is calling for a reinstatement of the boiler scrappage scheme in England to help give the industry and the wider economy a boost.  It is argued that the scheme, which previously ran in winter 2009/10, could raise revenue for the Treasury and also help consumers to [...]

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Check an Engineer or Business

Check an engineer or business is on the Gas Safe Register online, by phone or checking their ID card Check an engineer online by clicking HERE Check if a gas engineer or business is registered by entering their ID number in the ‘Check an engineer’ service in the panel on the right of this page. If [...]

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Is your Gas Engineer Qualified to Work on your Gas Appliances?

SOURCE: www.gassaferegister.co.uk All gas engineers on the Gas Safe Register are legal and qualified to work on gas. Using a Gas Safe registered engineer is the only way to make sure your gas appliances are safe. What is a Gas Safe registered engineer? A Gas Safe registered engineer has been checked to make sure they are [...]

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Landlords’ Responsibility for Gas Safety

SOURCE: www.hse.gov.uk/gas/ (EXCERPTS) As a landlord, you are legally responsible for the safety of your tenants in relation to gas safety. By law you must: Repair and maintain gas pipework[1], flues and appliances[2] in safe condition Ensure an annual gas safety check[3] on each appliance and flue Keep a record[4] of each safety check You [...]

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Gas Safety – Carbon Monoxide Awareness

Frequently Aked Questions SOURCE: www.hse.gov.uk What is carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless, tasteless, poisonous gas produced by incomplete burning of carbon-based fuels, including gas, oil, wood and coal. Carbon-based fuels are safe to use. It is only when the fuel does not burn properly that excess CO is produced, which is [...]

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