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PEOPLE ON THE MOVE...
Designation Location
District Advocate Operational Preparedness
Workshop Vehicle Fitter/
Auto Electrician Operational Preparedness
106151   Thomas Redfern  CAD Operator Operational Preparedness  Apprentice  01/09/2015
NEW STAFF STARTERS
No Name
106148 Ian Wilkinson 106150  Paul Boardman
Grade
G6
Red Book
Start Date
03/08/2015 03/08/2015
Residents have been advised by our Service to be aware of gas safety in their home.
As part of Gas Safety Week, which ran until September 20 and is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, residents were urged to ensure their gas appliances were serviced regularly.
People should have their gas appliances checked each year by a Gas Safe registered gas engineer.
Group Manager Gary Oakford said: “Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.
“There are simple measures that people can take to help to keep their families safe.
“Residents are also advised to have an audible carbon monoxide alarm fitted in their homes and to test it regularly.”
Fire appliances in Merseyside have equipment that can detect dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in buildings and properties that firefighters attend.
By law, only Gas Safe registered engineers can work on gas. People should check that the engineer they are using
is registered – the only way to do this is to ask for the Gas Safe ID card and check which appliances they are qualified to work on.
People can follow these three simple tips to help stay gas safe:
• Have all gas appliances safety checked once a year
by a registered engineer and sign up to a free reminder service at www.StayGasSafe.co.uk
• Make sure the engineer is legal and safe and is registered with Gas Safe Register by calling
0800 408 5500 or visiting www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk
• Check for warning signs that appliances are not working correctly, such as a lazy yellow flame instead of a crisp blue one, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room.
Carbon monoxide is known as the “silent killer” because it is a colourless, odourless, poisonous gas that you can’t see, taste or smell but which can kill quickly without warning.
For further carbon monoxide safety advice visit www.gassafetregister.co.uk or www.merseyfire.gov.uk
Tweets FromThe Street
On September 5, @DanielM2k18 said: @MerseyFire i go round the house myself and check each fire alarm in all of the rooms work fortnight since you fitted them for us.
Plus Dane housing mentioned @MerseyFire in this Tweet:
Are you aged 16-25 and unemployed? Check out @MerseyFire's FREE #PersonalDevelopment course in #Liverpool
On September 9, Cllr Nicolas Barlow sent out the following Tweet: Delighted to be part of representation from @WestMidsFire at @MerseyFire event on health inequalities & building communities later today.
The Challenge mentioned @MerseyFire in this Tweet on September 14: @MerseyFire is urging people to be vigilant after a report of a bogus official claiming to be from the Fire Service http://goo.gl/ghy8fs
Merpol Wallasey sent out the following Tweet on September 15: This week is Gas Safety Week please visit @MerseyFire website for advice on gas safety in your home : goo.gl/K7AmzE
The following Tweet was sent out on September 14:
@MerseyFire We are looking forward to our visit next Monday at 11 am from Eccleston fire station.
On September 17 Jagtar Singh sent out this Tweet: @MerseyFire @CFOAfire @ifeglobal #EngDivBiz some great lessons and action from workshop
led by Guy and Mehrban @Asian FSA @Mehrban Sadiq
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