HHIC members highlight gas safety on boiler packaging

To help remind homeowners of the need to use a Gas Safe registered engineer 365 days of the year, members of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) boiler manufacturers group have pledged to place Gas Safety messaging on their packaging.

Products will highlight that gas appliances must be installed by a competent, registered Gas Safe engineer.

Stewart Clements, director, 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 have 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. New research has revealed that only two in five people (41%) who hire a gas engineer spend time checking they’re working legally before letting them into their home.

“A prominent message on boiler packaging will serve to remind 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, or in person by checking their ID card.”

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