A new label will be added to boiler packaging to help remind homeowners of the need to use a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Announcing the launch during Gas Safety Week, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) said the move will keep the Gas Safety message going all year round.
Members of the HHIC boiler manufacturers group pledged to place the Gas Safety messaging on their packaging in 2018 – and now all the paperwork has been completed, the label has been signed off by the Gas Safe Register, Health and Safety Executive and The Register of Gas Installers of Ireland.
‘Gas Safety is vital’
Stewart Clements, Director of 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.
“Awareness of gas safety is absolutely vital. A third (33%) of UK adults admit they’ve not checked if engineers they’ve let into their home to work on gas appliances are on the Gas Safe Register.
“HHIC and our members are committed to continually raising Gas Safety awareness, and making it harder for unregistered ‘installers’ to operate in the industry.
“This prominent gas safety message for boiler packaging will now be rolled out by our members and will serve as a reminder to 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.”