The Importance of Being Gas Safe  - Gas Safety Week

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The Importance of Being Gas Safe - Gas Safety Week


LMH and HMS are celebrating Gas Safety Week by highlighting to all of our customers the importance of being Gas Safe.

Of LMH’s 15,334 properties, 14,520 are fitted with a gas supply and each of them legally requires an annual gas safety check. All checks are carried out by HMS engineers who are Gas Safe registered.

All tenants requiring a gas safety check will be contacted in advance by post and reminded closer to the date with a text or phone call. Tenants are obliged to allow access for gas servicing under the terms of their tenancy agreement.

By not letting us into your home you are putting yourself and your neighbours at risk.

Following each Gas Service Check, all tenants are given a gas certificate which resembles a shopping till receipt. It is important that this is kept safe as it proves that the service has taken place. If you do not have this receipt following the last gas safety check then please contact LMH’s Gas Service Team and a hard copy of the certificate will be sent out in the post.

Faulty gas appliances can cause an explosion or kill you through carbon monoxide poisoning (highly poisonous gas that you can’t see, smell or taste). On average 40 people per year die from Carbon Monoxide related conditions and 4000 people attend A&E departments each year with suspected CO related illnesses.

If you haven’t had a gas safety check this year please call us on 0800 678 1894.

 


Advice from British Gas:

If you smell gas, think you have a gas leak, or are worried that fumes containing carbon monoxide are escaping from a gas appliance, call the free Gas Emergency Services line immediately on 0800 111 999.

Also:

  • Open all doors and windows
  • Do not turn on/off any electrical switches
  • Extinguish all naked flames, do not smoke, strike matches or do anything which could cause ignition
  • If there are any electrical security entry phones/locks, please open door manually

Posted in News on Sep 15, 2017

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