Building services firm and gas specialists, J Tomlinson, are proud supporters of Gas Safety Week 2018, which will be taking place between 17th – 23rd September.
The campaign, now in its eighth year, is designed and co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, and aims to raise awareness of the vital importance of gas safety and ensuring gas appliances throughout the home and workplace are properly maintained. A poorly maintained gas appliance has the potential to lead to devastating consequences, including gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning – the ‘silent killer’ which causes approximately 25 deaths in England and Wales every year.
In 2017, thousands of organisations across the UK signed up to help promote awareness of gas safety amongst their customers and local communities. This year, J Tomlinson will be running a week-long campaign starting two days ahead of Gas Safety Week, where the company will be spreading the word at the Nottingham City Homes Annual Fun Day with activities and educational materials for all the family.
Whilst parents will be provided with informative leaflets and flyers, children will be able to take home gas safety-specific puzzles and quizzes designed by Gas Safe Register – and will even have the chance to get a themed glitter “tattoo” of the symbolic blue flame.
The company will also be taking to social media to manage a six-day Gas Safety quiz, which will test consumers’ knowledge on the topic, such as how often gas appliances should be checked, as well as startling statistics about gas safety in the UK. Individuals with the most correct answers will be entered into a prize draw to win a carbon monoxide alarm and a Love2shop gift card.
J Tomlinson, which primarily operates across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire, works with numerous organisations to provide a 24/7 gas service to clients including Ashfield District Council, emh homes and Bromford Group. 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.
Steve Kirkland, managing director (repairs and maintenance/facilities management) at J Tomlinson, commented: “J Tomlinson has provided gas servicing, maintenance and installation for over 20 years, and we pride ourselves on our knowledge and expertise in the areas of safety, workmanship and customer service. With over 21 million UK households using gas for heating, hot water and cooking, we are passionate about promoting the importance of gas safety to our customers and local communities, and strongly encourage all homeowners to ensure their gas appliances are checked on an annual basis by a Gas Safe registered engineer, which you can verify by checking their ID card.”
Nottingham-based J Tomlinson offers a range of integrated building services which include construction, mechanical and electrical services (M&E), facilities management, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance and regeneration. The company works in many sectors, including supported living, care home and senior living, health, commercial, industrial, blue light and heritage.
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 spread important and, in some cases, lifesaving advice about gas safety. It’s so vital that we help people to know not to cut corners with gas and always ask a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer to work on gas appliances at their home to stay gas safe.”