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Parliamentary Launch of Gas Safety Week 2013

Parliamentary Launch of Gas Safety Week 2013

September 16th 2013
 
The All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) is proud to be supporting and promoting Gas Safety Week 2013 (16th - 22nd September). 
 
On September 12th, Gas Safety Week was officially launched at an event in Parliament. Hosted by Barry Sheerman MP, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group, the event brought together leading stakeholders and campaigners from across the energy and manufacturing sectors.
 
In this video, Barry Sheerman MP and Nick Terry, from Gas Safe Register, explain what Gas Safety Week is and why the issue of gas safety is so important.
 
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 the gas industry including retailers, manufacturers, consumer bodies and the public.
 
Twenty one million households in United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey use gas for heating, hot water and cooking, yet we take it for granted that our boilers, cookers and gas fires are safe. Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.
 
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.
 
Visit the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group website, or Gas Safe Register for more information.