Tag : Gas Safe Register
The final design of a new gas safe label that is set to be included on boilers has been unveiled on the start of a major new awareness campaign.
A launch event for this year’s upcoming Gas Safety Week campaign was held yesterday (11 September) at the Palace of Westminster with organisers highlighting a need to challenge basic assumptions held by the general public about current dangers.
Members of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council’s (HHIC’s) boiler manufacturers group have pledged to amend their packaging to mark Gas Safety Week 2018, which launches today (September 17).
The 8th annual Gas Safety Week, which this year takes place between September 17 – 23, was launched at a special reception in parliament on September 13 with stakeholders committing to step up efforts around improving public awareness and pushing for legislative change.
Capita has been identified by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as the preferred bidder to operate the Gas Safe Register under a contract that would see the company retaining responsibility for the programme for an additional five years.
A tender to appoint a new five year contract to manage the Gas Safe Register scheme, which is currently managed by Capita, is now underway with figures from across the industry seeing room for improvement in a number of areas.
The Heating and Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC) has issued new consumer guidance it hopes will build awareness around using Gas Safe engineers and the best industry practice that can be expected when servicing a boiler.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) expects to unveil a preferred candidate by July to oversee the new Gas Safe Register contract, with the first stage of its ongoing retender process expected to close on February 14.