Gas Safe Register launches 'Don't Cut Corners with Gas' Campaign
Gas Safe Register has recently launched a new public awareness campaign - Don't Cut Corners With Gas.
The campaign's primary objective is to increase awareness of Gas Safe Register and encourage people to check the Register before an engineer works on gas appliances in their home.
What is the Gas Safe Register?
Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the UK, appointed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Gas Safe Register's role is to act as the licensing body and by law, all gas engineers must be Gas Safe Registered to work legally on gas appliances. Similar to how the DVLA issues driving licences to those who have demonstrated their competence by passing a driving test. Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in the UK on 1st April 2009.
Always remember to check an engineer's Gas Safe Register ID card before allowing them to work on your gas appliances.
Gas Safe Register conducts public awareness campaigns, such as Don't Cut Corners With Gas, to ensure people are aware of the risks of unsafe and illegal gas work, and other dangers such as carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Gas Safe Register is the co-ordinating body for the annual Gas Safety Week campaign.
Don't Cut Corners With Gas
The multi-channel marketing campaign includes UK-wide digital advertising with YouTube pre-rolls, Google display advertising and social media awareness, in addition to 30 second radio adverts on selected radio stations and out of home advertising.
Gas Safe Register aims to increase awareness by encouraging people to send photos of the new campaign in situ, and the best ones will be reposted on Gas Safe Register social media channels.
Jonathan Samuel, Chief Executive at Gas Safe Register, said: "With so many things to juggle in this day and age it's understandable that some people look for quick and easy solutions, but when it comes to gas safety our message is clear - you cannot cut corners. Our new campaign highlights Gas Safe Register as the trusted source to find a qualified and legal gas engineer to work on gas appliances to make sure they're working safely and efficiently."
To emphasise that people should always use a Gas Safe Registered engineer, DIY fails and serious gas horrors will be shared via social media channels. Should people wish to share their own examples of DIY fails or gas horrors, Gas Safe Register encourages people to include the hashtag #DontCutCorners when sharing on social media.
Always follow the following steps to protect yourself from gas dangers:
- Only use a Gas Safe Registered engineer to fit, fix or service your gas appliances
- Ensure your gas appliances are regularly serviced and safety checked every 12 months
- Fit an audible carbon monoxide (CO) alarm
- Check for warning signs such as lazy yellow flames, black marks or stains around your gas appliance
- Know the six main signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning - headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse and loss of consciousness
We're Gas Safe Registered
M&N Heating & Plumbing, and all relevant staff members, are Gas Safe Registered. Our business registration number is 8146. We are committed to quality and proud to be accredited by a wide range of industry governing bodies. Check out Our Accreditations today.
More information on the Gas Safe Register and the Don't Cut Corners With Gas campaign can be found on the Gas Safe Register website. Don't forget to include the hashtag #DontCutCorners when sharing your examples of DIY fails or gas horrors on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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