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  • Space solves: Your questions answered
    Sent: 30/11/2007
    My heaters have black marks around them How can I remove black marks on walls caused by storage heater fumes? I don't want to repaint. Cleaning expert Stephanie Zia says, 'Try using soot or smoke sponges, which are made of vulcanised natural rubb ... read more


    Kadence kicks off CORGI tracking study
    Sent: 29/11/2007
    CORGI, the UK gas safety and enforcement body, has selected insight specialist Kadence to run a quarterly brand tracking study to measure the success of its Carbon Monoxide Awareness Campaign The online study will target consumers across UK regions ... read more


    Advice for landlords on gas safety
    Sent: 28/11/2007
    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning landlords to make sure that their gas safety checks are up to date and their gas appliances maintained in a safe condition. By law, all landlords must have gas appliances, including heating systems ... read more


    Reminders for gas installers of need for vigilance after fire was left in dangerous condition
    Sent: 22/11/2007
    A self-employed CORGI registered gas installer, Azam Siddiqi, has been fined £500 and ordered to pay a contribution towards costs of £2,500 after pleading guilty to installing a gas fire, but leaving it in a dangerous condition, in a prosecution brou ... read more


    Experts praise landlord after gas alert scare
    Sent: 20/11/2007
    SAFETY experts have praised a Glasgow housing association for its quick action after a carbon monoxide poison alert which affected nearly 400 homes. But despite the Health and Safety Executive effectively giving Parkhead Housing Association the al ... read more


    - Experts praise landlord after gas alert scare
    Sent: 20/11/2007
    SAFETY experts have praised a Glasgow housing association for its quick action after a carbon monoxide poison alert which affected nearly 400 homes. But despite the Health and Safety Executive effectively giving Parkhead Housing Association the al ... read more


    Tenants face warrants over vital gas checks
    Sent: 19/11/2007
    HOUSING group has become the first in the country to use warrants to gain access to homes and carry out vital carbon monoxide checks. Hyndburn Homes took action after 400 residents refused to let in officials to check on their gas boilers and fire ... read more


    Gas Industry Union GMB reveals that People Are Poisoned By Carbon Monoxide From Domestic Gas Appliances Per Week
    Sent: 19/11/2007
    New Study By Gas Industry Union GMB Shows That 4 People Are Poisoned By Carbon Monoxide From Domestic Gas Appliances Per Week GMB calls on Government to instruct Regulator to ensure that responsibility for dealing with carbon monoxide exposure is gi ... read more


    Ready for the big chill?
    Sent: 19/11/2007
    Oh you feel her all right. You know winter is lurking in that dim waking light, at the edge of the 5 p.m. sundown and in that rain that spits something a bit less liquid at you. You know she's about to pounce, then plummet us into weeks, even months ... read more


    Worker prosecuted over gas failings
    Sent: 12/11/2007
    The Health and Safety Executive has prosecuted a man from Wrexham for carrying out work on a house without being Corgi-registered. Nigel Paul Chadwick, of Benjamin Road, Wrexham, repaired a leak on a gas cooker but failed to identify another leak in ... read more


    Consumers warned over gas safety
    Sent: 10/11/2007
    Householders are being urged to check that gas fitters are properly registered before allowing them to work on domestic gas appliances. The warning comes after a gas fitter from Wrexham was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for c ... read more


    Consumers urged to check gas fitters' registration after North Wales prosecution
    Sent: 08/11/2007
    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning consumers to check gas fitters are CORGI registered before allowing them to work on domestic gas appliances. The warning comes after a gas fitter from Wrexham was prosecuted by HSE for carrying out wor ... read more


    Consumers urged to check gas fitters' registration after North Wales prosecution
    Sent: 07/11/2007
    Consumers urged to check gas fitters registration after North Wales prosecution The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning consumers to check gas fitters are CORGI registered before allowing them to work on domestic gas appliances. The warn ... read more


    Could gas poisoning be making you ill?
    Sent: 06/11/2007
    Two years ago Alan Montgomery was in the prime of his life, with a well-paid job as a head chef, a passion for football and a thriving social life. Yet within months, Alan, now 47, had become a virtual cripple, with constant agonising pains in his ar ... read more


    Gorgeous fireplaces
    Sent: 06/11/2007
    Rediscovering a fireplace and setting it to rights is one of the greatest pleasures of moving into a traditional home. In the 1960s and 1970s, fireplaces were largely regarded as old-fashioned, and were filled in or covered over. We show you how to i ... read more


    Gas detectors will save lives
    Sent: 06/11/2007
    Hundreds of people will be safer in their homes, thanks to a scheme to install carbon monoxide detectors. Firefighters will fit the detectors front-line guards against the gas known as the "silent killer" in homes across Copt Hill, Hetton, Hought ... read more


    Gas checks 'must not be ignored'
    Sent: 06/11/2007
    Council tenants who do not allow gas engineers into their homes to carry out vital safety checks have been warned they are risking their lives. Woking Borough Council said it was legally required to carry out an annual check on gas boilers and appl ... read more


    See if you can ignore this note from the gas man!
    Sent: 06/11/2007
    TENANTS on Wearside who don't let workmen into their homes to carry out safety work on gas appliances could find warning banners on their door. Sunderland housing company gentoo is introducing tough new measures for tenants who fail to keep appointm ... read more


    Pipe dream a reality for plumbing students
    Sent: 05/11/2007
    SKILLED plumbing students are leading the way in their industry after forging links with some of the country's leading employers. Students at West Cheshire College, studying the City & Guilds certificate in plumbing, have been singled out for awar ... read more


    Carbon Monoxide Awareness Campaign
    Sent: 05/11/2007
    The Department of Local Government and the Environment, working in partnership with CORGI (Council of Registered Gas Installers) has organised a series of ‘road shows’ to highlight the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from domestic gas, oil, ... read more


    Property advice: On the level
    Sent: 02/11/2007
    Q. There seems to be a "mantra" among builders that you must always have gas-fired central heating. I accept that gas heating does have the advantage of flexibility over electric storage radiators, but it has a downside of ongoing cost. Surely wit ... read more


    Safety warning following chimney fire
    Sent: 02/11/2007
    BUCKS Fire & Rescue Service is reminding people with open fires to make sure their chimneys are swept regularly following a chimney fire yesterday. Firefighters were called to The Strand, Quainton, at 1.39pm. Three appliances and crews from Aylesbur ... read more


    Life's a gas for top apprentice
    Sent: 01/11/2007
    Belfast apprentice Aisling Megahey's career is really cooking on gas after she became the first woman in the UK to win the national Corgi apprentice of the year award. Aisling (21), from Finaghy, works as a gas apprentice with Belfast-based HEAT, ... read more


    Tough measures for Sunderland tenants over gas appointments
    Sent: 01/11/2007
    Sunderland tenants will face new tough measures if they fail to keep up potentially life-saving gas servicing appointments with registered social landlord (RSL) Gentoo. Those who repeatedly fail to allow access to their property will have banners ... read more




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