J Tomlinson supporting 10 years of Gas Safety Week
September 9, 2020
J Tomlinson has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week (14 – 20 September 20) and will be holding an online competition to raise awareness about the importance of gas safety.
Celebrating 10 years of Gas Safety Week
As the nation celebrates the tenth year of Gas Safety Week, organisations across the UK are working together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
This year, Gas Safety Week is addressing a whole range of gas safety matters with a focus on community safety – from advice about how to stay gas safe, to raising awareness of the importance of using a registered and legally-qualified engineer.
Maintenance, construction and refurbishment specialist, J Tomlinson, will be giving social media users the chance to win prizes by launching a week-long competition designed to maximise awareness of gas safety whilst encouraging people to exercise their creative streaks. Users will be invited to either share their own experiences of keeping themselves and others gas safe, or to create a short poem based on the theme of gas safety, with the winning entry taking home a carbon monoxide alarm and a £50 Love2Shop voucher, and the nine runners-up each awarded a CO2 alarm and a £20 voucher.
Steve Kirkland, managing director (maintenance) at J Tomlinson said: “J Tomlinson is proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week once again this year. Our repairs and maintenance division has delivered gas servicing, maintenance and installation for over 20 years, helping our clients keep their customers safe and remain compliant.”
Working within over 90,000 homes per year, we’re committed to raising awareness about the importance of staying Gas Safe and being able to recognise when something doesn’t quite feel right. Remember – you can’t see a carbon monoxide leak, so don’t put off having your boiler serviced annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer. That brief visit is more than worth the peace of mind for you and your loved ones.”
Jonathan Samuel, chief executive for Gas Safe Register, said: “It’s great to see so many people supporting Gas Safety Week this year to help share important and, in some cases, lifesaving advice about gas safety. It’s vital in these uncertain times to look out for the safety of our local communities and ensure people always use a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer to work on gas appliances at their home. It’s how we can all work together to stay gas safe.’
Gas safety tips – how to prevent CO2 leaks
To help keep you and your family safe, follow Gas Safe Register’s top tips:
- Know the symptoms of CO poisoning; headaches, nausea, breathlessness, collapse, dizziness and loss of consciousness.
- If you smell gas or think there might be a gas leak, call the free 24-hour national gas emergency number immediately on 0800 111 999.
- Never attempt to work on a gas appliance yourself, always seek the help of a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer who can work on your gas cooker, boiler or fire in a safe way.
- Don’t cut corners – only employ a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer when having gas work carried out in your home.
- Always ask to see your engineer’s Gas Safe ID card. Make sure you check the back of the card, which will state which gas appliances they are qualified to work on.
About Gas Safe Register
About J Tomlinson – social housing gas servicing and maintenance
J Tomlinson, which primarily operates across the East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire, and Northern England, works with over 20 registered providers to provide a 24/7/365 gas service. Clients include Ashfield District Council, Bromford Group, Trent & Dove and emh homes. 100% of gas work is undertaken by the firm’s directly employed workforce – offering a 3* gas service and 4* star gas service to customers.
The Nottinghamshire-based company offers a range of integrated building services which include construction, facilities management, refurbishment and engineering, repairs and maintenance and regeneration. J Tomlinson works across a number of key sectors, including social housing, local government, extra care, health, commercial, industrial and blue light.
For more information about J Tomlinson, visit www.jtomlinson.co.uk
J Tomlinson, which was founded in Nottingham the 1950s, works primarily across the Midlands, Yorkshire and Northern and Central England.
The company provides a range of sustainable building solutions including refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, engineering services, extra care construction, renewable energy, and facilities management, working across a range of key sectors including extra care, healthcare, blue light, social housing and local government.