News » Interactive Gas Map highlights gas dangers in your area
Data released this week from the Gas Safety Register has found that 1 in 6 homes in the UK have at least one unsafe gas appliance! Perhaps even more worrying however, is that despite 8 out of 10 homeowners being aware of the importance of having gas appliances regularly checked, 1 in 3 have never have their appliances looked at by a Gas Safe Registered engineer. These figures, collected after inspecting 100,000 homes over the past 3 years, have prompted the Gas Safety Register to actively try and persuade people to change their behaviours when it comes to Gas Safety.
In order to do so, they’ve devised the Interactive Gas Map; a system which allows anyone to check out any gas related dangers in their area just by typing in their post-code. They hope that in doing so more people will be prompted into having their gas appliances checked and maintained regularly so as to reduce risks for everyone.
The map lists how many unsafe appliances are in the area, breaking them down into fires, cookers, etc., as well as listing bite-size stories from your local area. These stories include real life near-misses, dangers and incidents.
If you want to have a look at how safe your area is, click here.
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