TODAY sees the start of Gas Safety Week, a national initiative supported by Ribble Valley plumbing and heating company Calder Services.
Its managing director Craig Nicholls and his team of Gas Safe Registered engineers are calling on residents of the Ribble Valley and beyond to take care and be gas safe.
Craig is a supporter of Gas Safety Week to educate the public about gas safety issues. He encouraged readers to check when their gas appliances were last safety checked. This work should only be undertaken by Gas Safe Registered engineers and should be done every year. In the past year alone 10 people were killed by gas-related incidents and 330 were hospitalised.
To mark Gas Safety Week, which runs until September 18th, Calder Services will discount 25% of the cost (full price £31.50 + VAT/fitting usually free) of fitting a potentially lifesaving carbon monoxide tester to anyone who quotes “Gas Safety Week” in September.
Paul Johnstone, chief executive at the Gas Safe Register said: “Every year far too many people suffer from preventable gas related accidents such as leaks, explosions, fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. With Gas Safety Week we want to raise awareness of gas safety in the home and the importance of having an annual safety check.”