Ahead of this year’s Gas Safety Week, taking place from 14-20 September, industry professionals have called on installers to follow best practice to keep their customer’s heating systems running safely and efficiently.
Gas Safe Register, the official industry list of registered gas engineers, introduced the awareness week to encourage consumers to get their gas appliances, including the household boiler, checked and serviced every year by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer.
ADEY marketing director Haimish Mead said: “It’s shocking that more than 250,000 illegal gas jobs are done every year by cowboys. Data gathered by Gas Safe Register also estimates that five times as many people would hire a gas engineer simply on trust rather than checking they’re safe, legal and Gas Safe registered.
“The industry has a responsibility to support and raise awareness of gas safety and ADEY is pledging its support for this year’s Gas Safety Week, to help make it the biggest and best yet.
“It won’t be long before every home in the UK switches the heating back on, so we’re encouraging installers to talk to their customers and make sure they’re confident that their gas boiler has been checked by a Gas Safe registered professional, so it’s ready to perform safely and efficiently for the winter season.”