Aico pledges its support for gas safety week
Aico, UK market leaders in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) detection, has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week (15th -21st September), and will be running a competition to win the newly upgraded Ei208 Battery CO Alarm due out later this year to raise awareness of gas safety issues.
This fourth annual Gas Safety Week will see the whole industry coming together to bring gas safety to the forefront of people’s minds. Dangerous gas work can kill, so it is vital that gas appliances are safety checked at least once a year. If left unchecked, poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and CO poisoning. In the last year alone, 343 people were injured and ten people died as a result of gas related incidents.
People can sign up to a free reminder service at www.StayGasSafe.co.uk, and use the interactive gas map to see how many unsafe gas appliances are lurking in an area.
As one of the leading suppliers of quality CO alarms in the UK, Aico has worked steadily over the years to raise awareness amongst installers, social and private landlords, and specifiers of the dangers of CO. The company has produced a range of support literature and an online CO alarm specification tool to help spread the message and encourage best practice.
Find out about the basics of CO – what it is, why it is so dangerous and how to detect it – on Aico’s website at www.aico.co.uk/gassafetyweek2014. Enter the competition for the opportunity to win the newly upgraded Ei208 Battery CO Alarm, due out later this year, on the same page.
Russell Krämer, chief executive for Gas Safe Register, said: “Every year, far too many people suffer from preventable gas related accidents, such as gas leaks, explosions, fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. It’s great therefore, that Aico has pledged its support and is raising awareness of gas safety issues, helping to let the 23 million gas consumers in the UK know about the simple checks they can make to stay safe.”
A wholly owned subsidiary of Ei Electronics, Aico is a market leader in residential fire protection in the UK. All alarms are designed and built in Europe specifically to meet the UK standards and regulations. For more information, please go to www.aico.co.uk.