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  • Warning issued on gas cookers
    Sent: 31/07/2007
    PEOPLE returning to flood-damaged homes have been warned about the dangers of using outdoor portable generators, camping stove, gas cookers or other gasoline, propane or natural gas devices indoors. Professor Virginia Murray, from the Health Prote ... read more


    Warning after gas fitter jailed
    Sent: 31/07/2007
    People are being warned to check their gas fitters' credentials after a Cynon Valley man was jailed for working without being registered. Ken Parry, from Trecynon, was served with a prohibition notice by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 2 ... read more


    27.07.07 - New gas installer registration scheme for Great Britain
    Sent: 30/07/2007
    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) today announced a competition to run a new gas installer registration scheme aimed at beefing-up domestic gas safety standards. The new scheme is set to bring benefits to both gas consumers and gas installers acr ... read more


    HSE warns rogue traders "get corgi registered or face the consequences"
    Sent: 29/07/2007
    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is today warning anyone carrying out work on gas appliances or fittings as part of their business that they must be competent and CORGI-registered. The advice comes after the prosecution of a rogue plumber who ha ... read more


    Be carbon monoxide safe on holiday this summer
    Sent: 28/07/2007
    As the UK's gas safety watchdog, CORGI, is responsible for highlighting the dangers of Carbon Monoxide both in the home as well as third party accommodation in the UK and abroad such as holiday lets, caravans, B&Bs, apartments and hotels where people ... read more


    BE CARBON MONOXIDE SAFE ON HOLIDAY THIS SUMMER
    Sent: 24/07/2007
    As the UKs gas safety watchdog, CORGI, is responsible for highlighting the dangers of Carbon Monoxide both in the home as well as third party accommodation in the UK and abroad such as holiday lets, caravans, B&Bs, apartments and hotels where peopl ... read more


    Couple for trial over death of Brazilian tenants
    Sent: 24/07/2007
    A COUPLE, both doctors, have been sent for trial in connection with the deaths of two Brazilian men who were staying in a house they owned. Ralph and Elaine Keane (left) of Rich Hill House, Lisnagry, Limerick, appeared at Gort District Court yest ... read more


    UK gas watchdog goes mobile
    Sent: 24/07/2007
    CORGI, the national watchdog for gas safety in the UK, has implemented Blackbay's Service Connect mobile software, cutting down manual processing and practically eliminating the scope for human error in its reporting process. CORGI said it is alre ... read more


    Air Conditioning And Heat Installation Best Left To Experts
    Sent: 24/07/2007
    The basic theory of heating and cooling a house or building is based on the knowledge that cold air is heavier than warm air and settles near the bottom of any space. With this information in hand, air conditioning and heating installation has been s ... read more


    Call to stop using faulty killer gas alarm
    Sent: 24/07/2007
    A WARNING about the dangers of using a faulty "killer gas" alarm has been issued by Kent Trading Standards. It says the Proteam carbon monoxide gas alarm cannot be relied on to detect the potentially fatal gas. Some fail to detect carbon monoxi ... read more


    Raising the alarm for elderly safety
    Sent: 24/07/2007
    THE elderly and vulnerable are to benefit from state-of-the-art safety equipment being launched in South Derbyshire this week. Monitors detecting carbon monoxide and that trigger an alarm if an elderly person is believed to have had a fall at home ... read more


    CORGI implements Blackbay Service Connect mobile software system to cut paperwork and improve efficiency by 30%
    Sent: 24/07/2007
    CORGI, the national watchdog for gas safety in the UK, has successfully implemented Blackbay Service Connect mobile software solution, cutting down manual processing and practically eliminating the scope for human error in its reporting process. The ... read more


    Be Carbon Monoxide Safe on Holiday This Summer
    Sent: 23/07/2007
    BASINGSTOKE, England, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- As the UK's gas safety watchdog, CORGI, is responsible for highlighting the dangers of Carbon Monoxide both in the home as well as third party accommodation in the UK and abroad such as holiday lets, cara ... read more


    Personal Security
    Sent: 23/07/2007
    Its a fact that many crimes can be prevented by taking some extra security measures. It may be frightening to think about being the victim of a robbery or an assault, but it is dangerous to think that it cant happen to you. No matter where you live ... read more


    Landlord must pay 6k after faulty boiler poisoning horror
    Sent: 23/07/2007
    A LANDLORD has been ordered to pay nearly 6,000 after 10 people were poisoned by a faulty boiler.Thomas Hooper pleaded guilty to two charges under the Gas Safety Regulations Act at the City of London Magistrates' Court and was fined 4,400 and order ... read more


    HSE warns landlords to have gas appliances tested after 10 people are poisoned
    Sent: 20/07/2007
    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned landlords to ensure gas appliances are safe for tenants. The warning comes after ten people in three flats were poisoned by carbon monoxide (CO), from a faulty boiler in a flat adjacent to theirs. ... read more


    WARNING ON GAS CHECKS
    Sent: 13/07/2007
    Council tenants in Aberdeen have been warned officials will force their way into homes for gas safety checks. The drastic action will only be taken if residents obstruct their access. The authority has adopted the robust approach to prevent pot ... read more


    Flood-hit residents warned on bogus traders
    Sent: 12/07/2007
    Doncaster residents hit by flooding are being warned to make sure workers servicing damaged gas or electrical systems are registered. Doncaster Council said all gas installation work and servicing of appliances must be carried out by a CORGI register ... read more


    Call for action over gas fitters
    Sent: 12/07/2007
    DEADLY gas appliances and incompetent fitters must be the subject of a firm crackdown, says MP Alan Beith. Mr Beith is among a group of MPs who have called for tighter Government legislation to police unregistered installers and services. Mr Beith ... read more


    Energy Efficient Central Heating
    Sent: 11/07/2007
    There are many products that are available to add to your system to keep it running on a regular basis, and there are others that you can install and let them do the work for you. Either way, a well looked after system will run more efficiently for y ... read more


    Safety checks to keep you safe at home
    Sent: 10/07/2007
    If you rent a house or flat your landlord has certain obligations to ensure your home is safe from fire. According to statistics, people who live in rented accommodation stand a greater chance of having a fire. One of the problems is that ren ... read more


    HSE warns landlords to test gas appliances after a family suffers carbon monoxide poisoning
    Sent: 09/07/2007
    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned landlords to ensure gas appliances are safe for tenants. The warning follows the prosecution of two landlords after a mother and two children were hospitalised as a result of carbon monoxide (CO) poiso ... read more


    The Advantages Of A Vent Free Gas Fireplace
    Sent: 09/07/2007
    More people in America are buying vent free gas fireplaces. In fact, there are over eight million who prefer vent free gas fireplaces to any other supplemental gas-heating device. This is because of the ease and convenience provided by a vent free ga ... read more


    Top Tips to stay safe from Fire this Winter
    Sent: 09/07/2007
    With both long winter nights and Christmas fast approaching, Chubb Fire the UKs leading fire specialist, offers some practical advice on how to stay safe this winter. Chubb Fire is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NY ... read more


    REDUCING CARBON MONOXIDE DEATHS AND INJURIES
    Sent: 09/07/2007
    That this House notes with concern that every year at least 20 to 30 lives are lost from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, and possibly many more, because domestic gas appliances have not been properly installed or maintained and congratulates organisa ... read more


    Buy To Let: What Are The Risks?
    Sent: 08/07/2007
    You may know somebody who is a landlord/landlady and seems to do very nicely. They are apparently enjoying a substantial extra income, and can look forward to a nice fat profit when they sell their properties. You think Id like some of that, too. ... read more


    Becoming a Landlord and Location and Safety
    Sent: 07/07/2007
    There are certain things that you need to consider before becoming a landlord. Researching the area where you want to buy a property is an extremely important step. You might also want to think about the kind of tenants you want. Local agents c ... read more


    Fire Alarm Systems You Need To Know
    Sent: 06/07/2007
    Many people are hurt, lost their possessions and die because of fire. Although fire can easily be prevented it is one of the leading causes of injury at home in the United States. In some cases where individuals die of fire, it is because they were n ... read more


    Moving In Your New Home
    Sent: 06/07/2007
    Now that the paperwork belongs to the past and the movers have left leaving you alone to admire your new property, it is time to sit down and list all those things you will have to do before being able to relax on your couch or back yard and admire y ... read more


    Internet company to join guild
    Sent: 05/07/2007
    One of the North-East's leading internet companies has become the first in the UK to be accepted into the Guild of Professional and Commercial Web Designers. Darlington-based Geo-net Solutions is now a full member of the new body which has been se ... read more


    Don't let rain stop play on your cover
    Sent: 04/07/2007
    Bad weather has caused misery for flooded householders, so make sure your policy is up to scratch if you're at risk, says Alison Steed Flash floods last week brought more misery to hundreds of people across Hereford and Worcester and a major clea ... read more


    HELEN TAPS INTO WHAT WAS A MALE PRESERVE WITH PLUMBING MOVE
    Sent: 04/07/2007
    Leaking taps, bubbly, banging boilers and creaking old radiators might be a complete mystery to some women - but not Helen Knowles.She is the first Corgi-registered female plumber in Devon - and perhaps the South West. And her lighter touch has pr ... read more


    REDUCING CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) DEATHS AND INJURIES
    Sent: 03/07/2007
    Every year at least 20 to 30 lives are lost from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, and possibly many more, because domestic gas appliances have not been properly installed or maintained and congratulates organisations such as Consumer Safety Internatio ... read more


    HSE warns landlords to test gas appliances after a family suffers carbon monoxide poisoning
    Sent: 02/07/2007
    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned landlords to ensure gas appliances are safe for tenants. The warning follows this week's prosecution of two landlords after a mother and two children were hospitalised as a result of carbon monoxide (C ... read more


    ADVICE FOR FLOOD VICTIMS
    Sent: 02/07/2007
    BASSETLAW Council has offered cleaning and health advice following the week's floods. Officials say that flood water may have been contaminated with sewage, and although this would be very diluted, a few precautions are necessary. Cleaning home ... read more




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