Why Is Commercial Gas Safety Important?

Why Is Commercial Gas Safety Important?

Gas leaks or faulty appliances can lead to potential hazards, including fires, explosions, or carbon monoxide poisoning.

On the HSE website there is an incident where Twenty-five pupils and 2 members of teaching staff were evacuated from a classroom in a primary school when they were overcome by dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.

The investigation found that carbon monoxide was being produced by an inadequately maintained boiler and was leaking into the classroom above. The employer was fined a total of £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of £6,830.

The employer did have a maintenance system but poor practices had crept in, which they did not identify until after the incident. The consequences could have been much more serious.

How such incidents can be avoided

It’s important that employers make sure their gas appliances are maintained in a safe condition by a competent person and in line with manufacturers’ instructions and appropriate standards by doing this you significantly reduce the risk of such incidents, protecting lives and property within your business.

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