Last month we brought you the theme of ‘Learning and Development’, with blogs centred around the importance of supporting your employees with their personal development, as well as looking at external training opportunities and development programmes.

This September, we’re supporting Gas Safety Week by bringing you a series of blog posts about gas safety and the importance of this to your business and employees.

We’ll be talking about steps you can take to make your business safer as well as the importance of using a commercial engineer if you’re getting maintenance done for your business.
Gas Safety Week 2019 runs from 16th-22nd September and was first set up to get companies from across the UK to work together in raising the profile of gas safety. The aim of the week is to increase awareness of the dangers of not being gas safe through, for example, poorly maintained gas appliances. Not being gas safe or having the necessary gas safety inspections that your business needs can result in gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning [1]. These reasons are why maintaining your business’ gas appliances and holding a valid gas safety certificate are vitally important.

Not only should you care about being gas safe for the sake of your business and employees, but it is actually a legal requirement you must abide by.
The Gas Safety (installation & use) Regulations 1998 state that, “it’s the duty of every employer or self-employed person to ensure that any gas appliance, installation pipework or flue installed at any place of work under their control is maintained in a safe condition so as to prevent risk or injury to any person”.

We hope that you’ll find our blog content around Gas Safety Week informative and hope it helps to keep the issue of gas safety at the front of your mind.

Is your business gas safe? If you’re not sure or know you need to book in a gas safety check, then British Gas business offers a range of support services to ensure your business remains gas safe.

[1] https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/gassafetyweek/

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