Gas safety and carbon monoxide

If you smell Gas or think your appliance is dangerous contact the National Grid immediately on 0800 111 999.

Carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning can be fatal or cause permanent damage to your health. Carbon monoxide is produced when carbon fuels don't burn completely. It has no smell or taste and, in large quantities, it can kill very quickly.

If you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning, you should:

  • get everyone out into the fresh air.
  • open all doors and windows to ventilate the property.
  • do not turn on/off any electrical switches.
  • extinguish all naked flames, do not smoke, strike matches or do anything which could cause ignition.
  • if there are any electrical security entry phones/locks, please open door manually.

Gas Safe Register

This is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey, appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area. Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in Great Britain and Isle of Man on 1 April 2009. By law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register.

The main focus of the Register is on improving and maintaining gas safety to the highest standards making sure all gas engineers on the Register, over 125,000, are qualified to work with gas.

The Gas Safe Register work to protect the public from unsafe gas work through;

  • a dedicated national investigations team tracking down individuals working illegally.
  • regular inspections of Gas Safe registered engineers.
  • educating consumers and raising awareness of gas safety.
  • investigating reports of unsafe gas work.