Sprue Safety Products pledges its support for Gas Safety Week

Published:  26 August, 2014

Sprue Safety Products will be using social media, competitions and online advice to raise awareness of gas safety and the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, as part of its support for this year’s Gas Safety Week (15 to 21 September).

Advice on Facebook and Twitter, together with a specially set-up FAQ page and factsheet on its FireAngel and BRK websites will provide essential information and important reminders to only use Gas Safe Registered engineers to ensure gas appliances work safely.

Sprue has also teamed up with boiler replacement specialist, GreenPowerUK, to provide its seven-year life CO-9X CO alarm in a competition to win a brand new boiler.

Gas Safety Week will see the whole industry coming together to bring gas safety to the forefront of people’s minds. Dangerous gas work can kill, so it is vital that gas appliances are safety checked at least once a year. If left unchecked, poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and CO poisoning. In the last year alone, 343 people were injured and 10 people died as a result of gas related incidents.

People can sign up to a free reminder service at www.StayGasSafe.co.uk, and use the interactive gas map to see how many unsafe gas appliances are lurking in an area.

Russell Krämer, chief executive for Gas Safe Register, said: “Every year, far too many people suffer from preventable gas related accidents, such as gas leaks, explosions, fires and CO poisoning. It’s great therefore, that Sprue has pledged its support and is raising awareness of gas safety issues, helping to let the 23m gas consumers in the UK know about the simple checks they can make to stay safe.”

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