New gas safety scheme

SIR - According to research carried out for Gas Safety Register, more than 40 per cent of consumers in North Devon would risk doing their own gas repairs. Saving money on the repair of a gas appliance, that is not done properly, may well cost the life of

SIR - According to research carried out for Gas Safety Register, more than 40 per cent of consumers in North Devon would risk doing their own gas repairs. Saving money on the repair of a gas appliance, that is not done properly, may well cost the life of a loved one from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Currently, consumers, who wish to avoid this gamble, use a CORGI registered gas engineer. However, in response to public and industry calls for change, from April 1, Gas Safe Register will be the only scheme gas engineers need to be a member of and the only brand consumers need to look for.Consumers should continue to check the picture and licence number on the engineer's identification card, but look for the new Register's logo. Anyone who wishes to find out more, can visit www.gassaferegister.co.uk Terry Rose, HSE, Wales & South WestCardiff


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