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Better Gas Safe than sorry

SARH  is backing a national campaign to raise awareness of gas safety in the home.

Badly-fitted and poorly-serviced gas appliances can be deadly and as the winter months draw closer Stafford and Rural Homes is supporting the Gas Safe Registers ‘Better Gas Safe than sorry’ campaign.

Edward Malkin , Head of Property Maintenance from SARH, said: “Statistics show that more boilers breakdown in mid October, when everyone starts using the heating, than during winter weeks when they are used regularly.

“All SARH engineers are Gas Safe registered so if a customer needs us to fix their boiler they can be sure they will receive a safe and high quality service.”

Anyone that uses a private engineer to fix other gas appliances they have had installed must also check that the tradesman is Gas Safe registered.

“If you call an engineer to come and fix any gas appliance it is important to check the engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card to ensure they are properly registered and qualified to do the work required,” said Edward 

Gas Safe is the UK’s official list of gas engineers who can work safely and legally on gas.

The campaign aims to raise public awareness about the importance of gas safety and encourage people to always use a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Paul Johnston, managing director from Gas Safe Register advises:

“We want anyone who is having gas work done in their home, whether they are a tenant or a homeowner, to understand what to look for when an engineer comes to their home.

“All engineers carry a Gas Safe Register ID card and the work they can legally do is listed on the back. It’s so important that you ask for this card and check it, front and back, every time you have gas work done. If you don’t you could be putting you and your family at risk from dangerous gas work.”

To ensure its homes remain safe SARH’s engineers carry out annual gas safety checks.

Each month every SARH customer that keeps their first annual gas safety check appointment is entered into a prize draw with a chance to win £50.

October’s winners were Maxine Flowers and Andrew Foster, from Castle View, in Derrington. pictured above with Mac McGregor and Jan Howard from SARH.

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