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Crowd speaking platform to shout about Gas Safety Week

For the first time, Gas Safety Week will be using a crowd-speaking platform to announce its annual safety week, commencing Monday 14 September.

Crowd-speaking platform Thunderclap helps groups of people to be heard by saying something together at one time on social media.

If you sign up, the thunderclap will post this one-time message to your account on 14 September at 9am:

“Gas Safety Week starts today! Make sure your home is safe and warm this winter with these top tips” #GSW15 http://thndr.it/1gLSVQt

Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances.

It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register with support from across industry including retailers, manufacturers, consumer bodies and the public.

Did you know?

  • Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.
  • Gas Safe Register estimates that there are around 7,500 illegal gas fitters operating across the UK and up to 250,000 illegal gas jobs may be carried out each year (Gas Safe Register Research 2009).
  • Although there is awareness that gas appliances need to be safety checked annually, 43% of Britons don’t do it, and 10% have gas appliances which have never been checked (Gas Safety Week Research 2011).

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