Two Rivers Housing is supporting Gas Safety Week 2021

Two Rivers Housing has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week (13 – 19 September 2021) and will helping to raise awareness about the importance of gas safety.

As we celebrate the 11th year of Gas Safety Week, organisations from across the UK are working together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

This year, Gas Safety Week is addressing a whole range of gas safety matters for gas users across the country – from advice about how to stay gas safe, to raising awareness of using a registered engineer who is legally qualified, to ensure consumers don’t suffer from the effects of illegal gas work through lack of awareness.

Nick Bott, Compliance Project Manager at Two Rivers Housing said: “We are supporting Gas Safety Week to help our tenants spot the signs and symptoms of faulty gas appliances. You’ll see a few posts on our social media channels this week that will give you tips on how to keep yourselves and your families safe. It’s vital to know that your gas appliances are operating safely and efficiently and we want you to be confident you are safe in your Two Rivers home. We have a legal duty to service every single gas and solid fuel appliance every year and it is important for the safety of you and your family that you allow us to carry out these vital checks”

Jonathan Samuel, chief executive for Gas Safe Register, said: “It’s great to see so many people supporting Gas Safety Week this year to help share important and, in some cases, lifesaving advice about gas safety. The last year or so has taught us the vital importance of helping and supporting those in our communities. Ensuring people always use a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer to work on gas appliances in their homes is a great way to show how we can work together to stay gas safe.’’

To keep you and your family safe, follow Gas Safe Register’s top tips:

• Know the symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning; headaches, nausea, breathlessness, collapse, dizziness and loss of consciousness.
• If you smell gas or think there might be a gas leak, call the free 24-hour national gas emergency number immediately on 0800 111 999.
• Never attempt to work on a gas appliance yourself.
• Don’t cut corners – if you own a gas cooker, you are responsible for its installation, maintenance, and repair and this must be carried out by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer
• Always ask to see your engineer’s Gas Safe ID card. Make sure you check the back of the card, which will state which gas appliances they are qualified to work on.

Gas Safe Register is the official register for legally qualified engineers. You can find a registered engineer in your area by visiting the Gas Safe Register website at