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iKBBI & CAPITA join forces to raise gas safety awareness
The Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installers and Capita - which operates the Gas Safe Registration scheme - have announced that a strategic partnership has been agreed between the two organisations to promote gas safety awareness to consumers, installers and the wider KBB sector.
Damian Walters, iKBBI CEO (pictured left), says of the initiative: "It's vital KBB installers are aware of their legal obligations when gas is concerned. As an institute, we have an obligation to educate our members as well as those customers they serve on the important subject of gas safety in the home.
"This initiative will undoubtedly support good practice in a situation where lives and individuals well-being could be put at risk as badly fitted and poorly serviced appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas. You can't see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning."
Representing the Gas Safe Register, Abrar Hussain Aziz, stakeholder manager (pictured right), says:
"Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances. By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register. It replaced CORGI. People should use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix or service appliances and should always check the engineer's Gas Safe Register ID card.
"We are delighted that iKBBI - given its leading position in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom installation sector - understands the importance of promoting this good practice, and together our organisations will work hard to promote the message that any work on gas appliances should only be undertaken by Gas Safe registered engineers."
27th November 2015