- Always use a Gas Safe registered engineer for any gas work
- Check their ID card and qualifications when they come to the door
- Fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm to protect against the dangers of CO
- Any gas safety issues – visit GasSafeRegister.co.uk.
If you’re having gas work done this weekend or any other time, remember to always use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit or fix your gas appliances – and don’t forget to check their ID card when they come to the door! You can find more information at GasSafeRegister.co.uk.
Statistics for crimes committed in the unparished area of South Ashford have been provided by www.police.uk/
Compare these statistics with previous months and years on our Crime Statistics page https://southashford.org.uk/index.php/local-information/safety-and-security/crime-statistics/
This follows an emergency call to Cudworth Road, Ashford after a summer house caught alight during the early hours of this morning (Thursday, 21 September).
Firefighters were called at 3.52am and a fire engine raced to the scene but struggled to get down part of Cudworth Road, due to insufficient space between vehicles parked either side.
Ashford Crew Manager, Andy Harris explained what happened: “We had to keep sounding the siren to alert residents and, fortunately we still managed to reach the house within eight minutes. But in an emergency, every second counts and a delay preventing our crews from reaching someone in danger could make all the difference.”
Once at the property, fire crews used a hose reel to extinguish the blaze, which severely damaged a summer house in the back garden. Firefighters left the scene around 5am.
Andy added: “We appreciate that parking can be tight and that people like to park as close as possible to their homes, but a fire engine needs a gap of at least 3.1m (10ft) to get through – please keep that in mind when you’re parking. It could be your house we’re trying to reach.”
Kent Fire and Rescue Service 21 September 2017
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- leaks and
- carbon monoxide poisoning.
This Gas Safety Week, don’t leave anything to chance. Find out how safe your property is and set an email reminder for your annual gas safety check at StayGasSafe.co.uk.
Carbon Monoxide (or CO) is a deadly gas that can kill quickly and without warning.
The two best steps against CO poisoning are:
- Have your gas appliances checked annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer
- Fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm to alert you if CO is present in your home
For more top tips on how to spot CO poisoning visit GasSafetyWeek.co.uk.
Remember: your landlord still needs to provide you with an annual Landlord’s Gas Safety record, issued by a Gas Safe registered engineer. For further info and tips visit GasSafeRegister.co.uk
Get your gas appliances checked annually
Check your gas engineer is Gas Safe registered
Check your engineer’s ID card when they arrive to do the job.
Further tips can be found at GasSafetyWeek.co.uk