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Boiler safety alert; You Say.

FOR the information of homeowners' lives and those of private tenants at great risk if a gas central heating boiler flue is hidden out of sight..

I had a hand physio/at the Royal. that I could professional, doctor, to the nurses kept fully advised thanks to one From January 1, 2012 gas engineers by law are required to immediately switch off a central heating boiler during an inspection, if a flue is not clearly visible and will be unable to issue a Gas Safety Certificate either.


Between now and December 31, 2012, both homeowners and landlords must install an inspection hatch so the gas engineer can freely inspect the flue.

From January 1, 2012, flue inspections became mandatory.

Responsible homeowners and landlords should install at least one wall mounted carbon monoxide detector into the home or rented properties containing gas appliances, as a safety precaution to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning (British Gas carbon monoxide warning and safety campaign 2011).

As gas appliances and central heating boiler systems get older, carbon monoxide build up can increase and the fumes become a deadly and silent killer.

Richard J. Globe, Wallasey.
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 11, 2012
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