Consumer Advice

Illegal gas jobs putting families at risk

Fri.07.Sep.2012 BST

Gas Safe Register has released figures which show that 93% of gas works investigated in the last 12 months fell short of minimum safety standards, with almost one in five posing an immediate risk.  

The figures were released to mark Gas Safety Week, which aims to highlight the importance of proper gas safety in the home.

The vast majority of these jobs were carried out by illegal gas workers, and worryingly, new research shows that lives are also unwittingly being put at risk by friends and family members who are trying to help each other out with odd jobs in the home.

In this video, we hear from Stacey Rodgers and Molly Maher who both lost their sons to carbon monoxide poisoning and so are backing Gas Safe Register’s campaign to get the nation thinking seriously about gas safety.

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