How to stay safe at home: Gas safety guide
Anyone who has gas appliances in their home is at risk if those appliances don’t work properly. If you notice anything odd about the gas appliances in your home and aren’t sure what to do, please get in touch with us straight away on 0141 887 8613
By law, Williamsburgh has to inspect the gas appliances in your home every single year - this is part of our service to you.
- Make sure you know when your appliances were last checked by us - you should have been given a copy of the Landlord’s Gas Safety Record when you first moved in. We are not responsible to maintain appliances not supplied by us, for example - Gas cooker
- Allow us access to your home as soon as your annual gas safety check is due
- If you don’t think you’ve had a gas check in the past year, please phone Julie Healy, on 07915 103763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Try not to damage any of your gas appliances and only use them to do the jobs they’re supposed to do
- Don’t install or try to repair any gas appliances yourself - it’s really important that only Gas Safe registered engineers work on your gas appliances, and remember Williamsburgh need to give permission before you can make changes to your home
- Keep an eye out for any warning signs that your appliances are not working as they should - a slow yellow flame, suddenly seeing lots more condensation on your windows and yellow or brown marking or staining on and around gas appliances can all be signs that there’s something wrong. If you spot any of these, please contact us straight away on 0141 887 8613
Gas Safety Faq's
One of our Gas Safe registered engineers will come to your home once a year to complete a gas safety check. This is a legal requirement so you’ll need to make sure we can access your home for the appointment. When we come to your home we’ll be as thorough as we can by checking all of your flues, chimneys, appliances and gas piping. You’ll be sent, or given a copy on the day, of the Landlord’s Gas Safety Record to prove that the work’s been done.
We’ll be in touch again when it’s time for your next service - you should receive a letter from us about 8 weeks before the annual gas safety check is due so we can arrange an appointment.
DO get everyone out of your home as quickly as you can
DO call the gas emergency line immediately on 0800 111 999
DO turn the gas supply off straight away
DO open all doors and windows
DO make sure you get checked out by a doctor
DON’T turn electrical switches on or off - just leave everything as it is
Make sure you know who to call if there’s an emergency, look out for the signs of carbon monoxide and check that your appliances are in good working order. It’s a good idea to double check it hasn’t been longer than a year since you last had a gas safety check too.
Carbon monoxide alarm detector fitted by us will alert you to carbon monoxide leaks in your home. If it doesn’t seem to be working, please tell us straight away by calling 0141 887 8613.