CPS makes Gas Safety Week a priority this September

Published:  13 September, 2013

City Plumbing Supplies (CPS) is pledging its support to Gas Safety Week, which will be begin on 16 September, through efforts to raise awareness among staff and customers on how they can eliminate dangers and safeguard their loved ones by taking care of their gas appliances.

Gas Safety Week is an annual event to raise awareness of the dangers that could be present in the home and the importance of taking care of gas appliances such as gas boilers, gas fires and gas cookers. The CPS initiative has two strands as it aims to raise awareness both internally to colleagues, and also to externally to customers.

In order to reach out to every staff member, the CPS internal intranet has been updated so all colleagues are abreast with the developments of Gas Safety Week. Additionally, emails have been distributed to customers, leaflets and posters are available at all CPS branches and the CPS website has been updated to feature Gas Safety Week logos and banners.

A key message that CPS aims to highlight through the campaign is that in Scotland from October 2013, carbon monoxide detectors will need to be installed alongside boilers and gas appliances due to new building regulations. The installation of the device will detect the presence of the so-called “silent killer” and will reduce health risks in buildings such as houses, hotels and care homes.

John Frost, managing director at CPS, said: “Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. We hope that through supporting Gas Safety Week, our staff and customers will learn to look out for warning signs that their appliances aren’t working properly, install a carbon monoxide detector, or simply check that their engineer is Gas Safe registered. Taking such simple precautions can be the difference between life and death.

“Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can also result in leaks, fires and explosions and through adopting a collaborative approach with our customers and staff, we hope to help Gas Safety Week save lives this autumn.”


Photo caption: CPS hopes that through supporting Gas Safety Week, its staff and customers will learn to look out for warning signs that their appliances aren’t working properly, install a carbon monoxide detector, or check that their engineer is Gas Safe registered. 

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