News | Published on 17th Sep 2018

HHIC members pledge to place Gas Safety message on boiler packaging

Today marks the start of 2018’s Gas Safety Week. HHIC are big supporters of the week and the awareness it raises across the heating industry right through to homeowners. Although, for many of those working with gas day in day out, this subject is never far from our mind during the other 51 weeks of the year.

To help remind homeowners of the need to use a Gas Safe registered engineer 365 days of the year, members of the HHIC boiler manufacturers group have pledged to place the Gas Safety messaging on their packaging. Detailing that gas appliances must be installed by a competent, registered Gas Safe engineer.

 Speaking on the industry announcement, Stewart Clements, Director, HHIC 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 (ROI), or in person by checking their ID card.’