Welwyn Hatfield Council holding gas safety awareness event

PUBLISHED: 15:00 09 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:22 09 September 2017

Hatfield Tesco Extra

Hatfield Tesco Extra

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Welwyn Hatfield Council is urging residents to consider gas safety as part of a week-long national campaign.

Gas Safety Week, which runs from Monday, September 18 to 24, aims to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of appliances.

If not maintained properly, poorly serviced appliances can cause fires, gas leaks, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.

On Tuesday, September 19 council officers will be at Hatfield’s Tesco Extra giving gas safety tips to visitors alongside Herts Fire and Rescue Service and TSG, from 8am to 5pm.

There will also be demonstrations of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, highlighting what can happen if appliances are not checked each year by a qualified professional.

Councillor Mandy Perkins, executive member for planning, housing and community, said: “As a landlord, we arrange gas safety checks for all of our homes and we ask that tenants help us by ensuring our engineers can get the access they need.

“It’s really important that other landlords and homeowners arrange annual gas safety checks for their properties – it could just save a life.”

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