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It’s time to check your oil tank

On average 10 Oil pollution incidents are reported to the UK environment agencies each day. OFTEC have produced a useful guide to help you check and maintain your tank, fittings and pipework. It is your responsibility to make sure your oil tank is safe and does not leak. You should have your tank check professionally [...]

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UK AT RISK OF SUMMER GAS DANGERS

Gas Safe Register is warning the British public about the dangers of using gas appliances and barbecues during the summer after new research reveals that every day last summer 189 homes faced a dangerous gas emergency. Between May and September 2014, the gas emergency service provider, National Grid, was called out to 30,000 dangerous incidents, which [...]

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Stay safe this summer

With flip-flop weather finally here, we’re all looking forward to our summer breaks and weekend barbeques.  As engineers, let’s spread the word about the importance of staying safe through the summer months. We all love a barbeque but make sure those around you follow these simple but lifesaving rules: Never take a smouldering or lit [...]

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Don’t DIY With Gas!

Planning Home Improvements this Spring? Never attempt to fix, fit or move gas appliances such as your boiler or cooker yourself.  Incorrectly fitted or poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions or carbon monoxide poisoning. Follow the Gas Safe Register’s Top Tips to Stay Gas Safe  

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CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING – WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

You can’t see it, taste it or smell it but it can kill quickly and with no warning. Gas appliances produce a highly poisonous gas called carbon monoxide (CO). It can cause death as well as serious long term health problems such as brain damage. Remember the six main symptoms to look out for: headaches [...]

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Mira Showers – Seasonal Effects on Electric Showers

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Why you should install a Magnaclean Filter

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Be Prepared For Winter

Our tips for looking after your pipes this winter 6 degrees and milder Leave your heating on, using a low setting If you live in a flat, leave the heating on low in rooms where the mains pipe supplies neighbouring flats When you’re going away then make sure you have someone who can regularly check [...]

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What should I do if I experience any symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?

Get fresh air immediately. Open doors and windows, turn off gas appliances and leave the house See your doctor immediately or go to hospital – let them know that you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning. They can do a blood or breath test to check If you think there is immediate danger, call the Gas Emergency [...]

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