The Gas Safety Charity aims to put an end to injuries, illness and deaths caused by dangerous gas appliances and work. With carbon monoxide poisoning, gas fires, leaks and explosions responsible for 18 deaths and over 200 injuries in the last 12 months, the charity aims to improve gas safety in the UK.
The Gas Safe Charity was established in October 2009, after a new gas registration scheme was established earlier the same year. The Charity’s creation was a result of the Health and Safety Executive’s 2006 review of gas safety, which showed a low general awareness of risks from gas and carbon monoxide. The charity aims to provide education on the topic of gas safety and promote gas safety awareness. They recommend:
- Getting a gas safety check every year
- Using gas safe registered engineers
- Fitting a carbon monoxide alarm
- Getting gas appliances regularly serviced
The Gas Safety Charity has already received a £1.7 million donation from Capita Group PLC and seeks support from gas appliance manufacturers, energy suppliers and other companies in the gas sector.
Have you experienced gas safety problems?
When you hire a gas engineer, you expect them to service your cooker, boiler and any other gas appliances and ensure that they are safe to use. Unfortunately, if you use an un-registered engineer, you may be left suffering the consequences. House fires, explosions, leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning are just a few of the things that could go wrong if your gas appliances are not properly maintained. If you have been injured as a result of a gas engineer’s negligent work, you could claim compensation. Call a personal injury lawyer to discuss your circumstances in more detail and find out if you have a viable claim.
Claiming personal injury compensation
However you have been affected by a negligent gas engineer, you may be able to make a claim – call Accident Advice Helpline and we’ll be able to tell you straight away whether you have a viable claim. From carbon monoxide poisoning to burns or other injuries caused by a gas explosion or fire, we have helped hundreds of people claim the compensation they deserve, and we can help you too. It’s free to call our 24/7 helpline and our team of personal injury lawyers work on 100% no win, no fee* basis. We’re here to answer your questions and offer confidential, no-obligation advice, so get in touch today.