A startling report by Gas Safe Register has revealed that on average, one in six gas appliances in the UK are deemed unsafe.

As we move swiftly into December’s festivities, Gas Safe Register and the Fire and Rescue Services have joined forces and are urging everyone to have their gas appliances checked. December has been found to be the time when the most unsafe boilers, fires, cookers and range cookers are detected. Appliances that are not working safely and efficiently can result in gas leaks, explosions, carbon monoxide poisoning and fires.

The research went on to identify the UK’s top ten cities and the percentage of gas appliances inspected found to be unsafe were:

Edinburgh – 40%
Birmingham – 33%
Norwich – 31%
Swindon – 29%
Ipswich – 28%
Wolverhampton – 27%
London (outer) – 25%
Sheffield – 24%
Coventry – 22%
London (central) – 22%

Gas Safe Register cannot stress the importance of having an annual gas safety check for all appliances so that “families can enjoy the holidays with peace of mind that their gas appliances are working safely and efficiently.” Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service have said that in addition to regular gas safety checks, ensure your appliances are well maintained and you have both smoke and carbon monoxide alarms installed.

To protect you and your family, always make sure the engineer who is carrying out any work or safety checks is Gas Safe registered.

To book your gas safety check for your gas range cooker, dual fuel range cooker or LPG range cooker with Range Cooker Care please contact us. We carry out gas safety checks and services on all range cookers including Britannia, Rangemaster, Ilve, Lacanche, Falcon, Mercury and Bertazonni.