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HHIC members make gas safety packaging pledge

Supporting Gas Safety Week 2018, running from September 17-23, members of the Heating & Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) boiler manufacturer group have pledged to place the Gas Safety messaging on their packaging.

The message details that gas appliances must be installed by a competent, registered Gas Safe engineer. 

Stewart Clements, director at HHIC, said: “Every person working in the gas industry has a responsibility to help raise awareness with consumers of the dangers and risk involved in allowing somebody who is not trained, qualified, registered or insured, to work on any gas installation.

“HHIC boiler manufacturer members have made this pledge to place the Gas Safety messaging on boiler packaging to show their commitment to continually raising Gas Safety awareness, and making it harder for unregistered ‘installers’ to operate in the industry. 

“Awareness of gas safety is absolutely vital. New research has revealed that only two in five people (41 per cent) who hire a gas engineer spend time checking they’re working legally before letting them into their home.

“A prominent message on boiler packaging will serve to remind consumers to ensure that all gas appliances must be fitted by a Gas Safe registered engineer – something which can easily be checked online through the Gas Safe register, or Registered Gas Installer (ROI), or in person by checking their ID card.”

19 September 2018

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