Gas Safety Week 2018

September 17th, 2018

Gas Safety Week will take place this week, coordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official gas registration body for the UK, Isle of Man and Guernsey.

Consumer organisations and the gas industry come together to promote gas safety, with events taking place throughout the country, with the aim to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of our gas appliances.

LPG is an exceptional energy source due to its properties, characteristics and applications. As a lower carbon, cleaner and more efficient energy it can offer numerous benefits to consumers and the environment.

If used correctly, LPG is safe. However, like every fossil fuel – LPG remains a combustible fuel, and is therefore not without risks.

The following risks can be caused by badly fitted and poorly serviced appliances:

  1. Gas leaks
  2. Fires
  3. Explosions
  4. Carbon monoxide poisoning

Gas Safety Week coincides with the time of year when consumers are turning their heating on and spending more time indoors. The boiler has to work much harder during cold spells and if it has any service issues such as stuck pumps and stuck 3 way valves, this is the time they will become apparent.

LPG Safety Tips

  • By law, you must only use a Gas Safety registered engineer to fit, fix & service your gas appliances
  • Always check the engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card
  • Get your appliances regularly serviced and safety checked every year
  • Fit at least one carbon monoxide alarm. An alarm should be placed near any fossil fuel burning appliance. A carbon monoxide detector does not detect smoke.
  • If you think there might be a gas leak or notice any signs of carbon monoxide, call the National Gas Emergency number: 0800 111 999

 If LPG leaks it will quickly evaporate forming a cloud of gas which is heavier than air and will fall to the ground. LPG vapours will run for long distances along the ground surface and will collect in any gaps such as basements and drains. If the gas meets a source of ignition it will burn or explode.

LPG Safety – Additional Tips

  • Keep Your LPG tank clean and uncluttered from weeds, rubbish and other combustible materials. Do not build any permanent or temporary structures close to the tank. Keep the surface of your LPG tank clean of algae and moss.
  • Do not remove any signs, markings, numbers or instructions from your LPG tank.
  • Do not paint the tank a different colour, as this could affect the temperature of the LPG inside.
  • Do not allow any sources of ignition near the LPG tank such as cigarettes and BBQs.
  • Keep access to your tank and service valves clear at all times to allow for quick and easy maintenance.

What our clients are saying

We have just had a delivery this morning. The driver is new and I just wanted you to know how efficient he was and very friendly. He told us about your new vehicle which will be able to access hard to reach properties if the weather is bad and the big tankers cannot get access. Mr S
We had an exceptionally busy period at the pub in summer and ran out of gas from a delivery which would normally have lasted much longer. I rang Northern Energy mid-morning when we discovered our situation and they delivered within 20 minutes! We were all very impressed by the speed and helpfulness of the service which got us out of a potentially very difficult situation. Lunch service went on as normal in our pub.
Thank you, Northern Energy!
Mrs R - Publican
Excellent service , easy to order with polite efficient sales staff. Delivery drivers friendly and reliable, very impressed with all round customer service.  Mrs J
Your telephone is answered quickly and in a friendly manner followed up with call/message of delivery date. Mrs B
My husband and I are very pleased with your overall service and have recommended your service to other people round about. We rate you 10. Many thanks Mrs B
Yes I would recommend you, I score 10. The 'PPP' keeps my tank topped up, no VAT to pay. A very good efficient firm with nice friendly delivery men. Thank you Mr W
Been with you now since 2005 would recommend you to anyone Mr W
Always good service from ring (a day before) to say delivery is on it's way to the tank being filled up, thanks guys! Mr T
Last year I recommended you to my neighbour and he is equally happy with your service. Mrs S
I have just recommended your company to a friend who's just moved into a new home and uses oil. I have given you 10 in ratings. Mr M
We find the whole service really easy & efficient Mrs M
We are new customers, but the one delivery we have had came on time. The driver was very friendly and quick with no mess. Very pleased and no need to go elsewhere! Mrs D
I have always been very happy with the service I've recieved from Northern Energy and in fact have got you 2 more customers in the village. The delivery men are always courteous and I think that goes a long way! Northern Energy get a five star rating from me. Mr C
I am pleased with your automatic top-up system. It saves me worrying about running out and presumably saves you money if you can top up a group of neighbouring customers in one delivery - so win-win. Mr D
We have been very impressed with the service received from Northern Energy. The team are always very friendly and always willing to help in any which way they can. If we are cancelling a delivery there are never any questions asked. Recently we had a new oil tank fitted and the oil was delivered within two days of being ordered (we had allowed up to 5 days). Mr K
As a customer I love the all inclusive package of oil and maintenance that you offer. As a second home owner, we never run out of oil like we do ‘at home’ because you keep us ‘topped up’. Mr C

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