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National Accident Helpline proud to support Gas Safety Week

UK’s leading provider of personal injury advice, services and support produces new information resources for consumers to mark Gas Safety Week 2014

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19 September 2014 / by National Accident Helpline Communications / company-announcements

As part of its mission to inform and advise consumers on safety issues, National Accident Helpline has launched a set of new online resources to promote gas safety in the home. Found on this page, the advice on offer includes a sharable infographic with emergency advice, hints and tips on gas safety, and stresses the importance of keeping gas appliances properly maintained by Gas Safe registered engineers.

Launched to coincide with the fourth annual Gas Safety Week (15-21 September 2014), the on-site resources also include downloadable letter templates which can be used to request copies of gas safety records and ask for a safety inspection, as well as informing consumers on how to report their landlord if s/he fails to comply with Gas Safe requirements.

The release of the advice is particularly timely as thousands of students across the UK return to universities and move into new rented accommodation, often unaware of the risks posed by gas appliances and the provisions made in law to protect them.

As an organisation we are passionate about keeping the people of Britain safe,” said National Accident Helpline Marketing Director Beth Powell.

“In light of that we are delighted to work with Gas Safe Register to promote their important work on the vital issue of gas safety.

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 carbon monoxide poisoning. It’s great that National Accident Helpline has pledged its support and is raising awareness of gas safety issues, helping to let the 23 million gas consumers in the UK know about the simple checks they can make to stay safe.”

Indeed, last year 10 fatalities and 343 injuries were recorded as a result of gas-related incidents*. By raising awareness of the risks posed by unsafe and badly maintained appliances, as well offering advice on how to prevent them, the two organisations hope to see these figures reduce in the future.

*Source: HSE RIDGAS statistics 2012/13 (provisional)

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