Boiler packaging label launched for Gas Safety Week
16th Sep 2019
Today marks the start of 2019’s Gas Safety Week. The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC, have supported the awareness-raising event since its inception in 2011. Of course, for those working with gas day in day out, this subject is never far from our mind during the other 51 weeks of the year.
To help remind homeowners of the need to use a Gas Safe registered engineer 365 days of the year, in 2018 members of the HHIC boiler manufacturers group pledged to place the Gas Safety messaging on their packaging. Detailing that gas appliances must be installed by a competent, registered Gas Safe engineer.
The logistics and relevant trademark legalities are now over the finish line and the below label has been signed off by the Gas Safe Register, Health and Safety Executive and The Register of Gas Installers of Ireland.
Speaking on the industry achievement, Stewart Clements, Director, 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.”
“HHIC boiler manufacturer members made this pledge, to place the Gas Safety messaging on boiler packaging, to show their commitment to continually raising Gas Safety awareness, and making it harder for unregistered ‘installers’ to operate in the industry.”
“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.1”
“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.”
1 Research was conducted with Opinium Matters of 2,013 UK adults between 15 and 18 April 2019.
1Data from Gas Safe Register’s investigation team
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