The amendment has already been passed by the House of Commons and is waiting for approval from the House of Lords.
(PRWEB UK) 7 June 2013
Published 5th June in HVP, the article MPs Welcome Parliamentary Debate on CO Safety Measures claims that the amendment has already been passed by the House of Commons and is waiting for approval from the House of Lords. If passed, it will require all smart meter installers to carry a personal carbon monoxide alarm to test all gas appliances within the property and make records of the results available for the occupier. It comes at a time where there are increasing fears over the threat of carbon monoxide in the home.
Barry Sheerman, Chairman of the All-Part Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group states that “Far from dragging its heels, government must lead the way in ensuring that UK homes are safe from the threat of the silent killer.”
Renowned for their Sutton plumbers, We Fix Now also offers a number of Gas Safe Registered engineers. Placing a strong emphasis on gas safety in the home, the team are in support of the changes, prompting a representative to share their thoughts on the subject.
“The proposed amendments make sense, and could serve to save peoples’ lives. They come at a time when homes are being made more air tight, which although is more energy efficient, means decreased natural ventilation which could be dangerous when it comes to CO. With a lot of families struggling financially at the moment, people may not be undertaking the appropriate safety measures. Our advice would be to ensure all gas appliances including boilers, are checked at least once a year by a gas safe registered engineer.”
We Fix Now is a London-based company providing emergency plumbers and electricians throughout the M25 and surrounding counties. Renowned for their fast and effective service, the firm also specialises in unblocking drains, fixing central heating and boilers and sorting problems with gas. With a strong focus on customer service, We Fix Now prides itself on providing fully qualified and experienced engineers day and night, every day of the year.