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  • All Party Parliamentary Biodiesel Group - independent review
    most cars warranties so check with your manufacturer before trying it You should not use untreated plant oil as this could damage your engine Bioethanol Produced by fermenting plant material bioethanol is a petrol substitute that when used reduces overall CO 2 emissions All petrol cars can run on E5 a ready mixed blend of 5 per cent bioethanol and 95 per cent petrol You should only use blends of more than five per cent if your car has been specifically designed to run on ethanol Liquefied petroleum gas LPG LPG is a blend of propane and butane produced either as a by product of oil refining or from natural gas methane fields Vehicles that use LPG perform just like petrol vehicles They produce approximately 10 per cent less carbon dioxide emissions than an equivalent petrol vehicle but about 10 more carbon dioxide than an equivalent diesel vehicle As very low emission diesel engines become more prevalent this is rising to 15 or more LPG also delivers up to 80 per cent lower NOx emissions than diesel as well as zero particulate emissions You can convert an existing petrol engine to run on LPG this will typically cost 1 500 2 200 including VAT depending on the vehicle type Conversions are dangerous if not done correctly so you should only use an installer approved by UKLPG formerly the LPG Association Some car manufacturers have approved conversions The All Party Parliamentary Biodiesel Group provides an opportunity for Parliamentarians gas industry representatives and other key stakeholders to discuss issues affecting the gas industry and consumers more on the All Party Parliamentary Biodiesel Group Try and remember that Every year about 30 people die from carbon monoxide CO poisoning caused by gas appliances and flues that have not been properly installed or maintained whilst many others also suffer ill health this is a fact Every year about 14 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by gas appliances and flues which have not been properly installed or maintained Many others also suffer ill health When gas does not burn properly as with other fuels such as coal wood or oil excess carbon monoxide is produced which is poisonous You can t see it You can t taste it You can t even smell it But carbon monoxide can kill without warning in just a matter of hours You are particularly at risk when you are asleep because you cannot recognise the early symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning These include tiredness drowsiness headache nausea pains in the chest and stomach pains These symptoms can mimic many common ailments and may easily be confused with flu or simple tiredness If you or your family experience the above symptoms and you believe carbon monoxide may be involved you must seek urgent medical advice Your doctor will need to test a blood or breath sample Carbon monoxide quickly leaves the blood and tests may be inaccurate if taken more than four hours after exposure has ended Free

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  • You are at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if:
    room Heating accessories by trade radiators your chimney or flue gets blocked up you allow an engineer who is not on the Gas Safe Register to install or maintain your appliance s There is a particular risk if you sleep in a room where an appliance that is not of the room sealed type eg a conventional gas fire is left burning at night Flue outlets for room sealed appliances are commonly located on an external wall at a low level protected by a cage rather than at or above roof level Whether you re a residential customer or you run a business we virtually guarantee to save you money on your Gas and Electricity your telephone charges and from our Security division Key Facts With oil prices forever uncertain consider switching to alternative fuels See the alternatives and decide for yourself how practical they could be The Group provided a forum for Parliamentarians gas industry representatives and other key stakeholders to discuss issues affecting the gas industry and consumers Example Recommmendations The All Party Parliamentary Biodiesel Group or APPGSG recommends that all boilers are serviced at least annually by registered biodiesel Safety engineer with audible carbon monoxide alarms installed

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  • Publications
    The Group provided a forum for Parliamentarians gas industry representatives and other key stakeholders to discuss issues affecting the gas industry and consumers Example Recommmendations The All Party Parliamentary Biodiesel Group or APPGSG recommends that all boilers are serviced at least annually by registered biodiesel Safety engineer with audible carbon monoxide alarms installed where appropriate More information about biodiesel Safety GLSG Gas Industry Safety Group Gas Safety Awards Basic Gas

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  • Basic Gas Safety
    or obstruct any fixed ventilation grilles or air bricks NEVER block or cover outside flues Key Facts With oil prices forever uncertain consider switching to alternative fuels See the alternatives and decide for yourself how practical they could be The Group provided a forum for Parliamentarians gas industry representatives and other key stakeholders to discuss issues affecting the gas industry and consumers Example Recommmendations The All Party Parliamentary Biodiesel Group

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  • Useful Links to Gas Safety Sites and other websites of interest
    Line 0845 906 0708 local rate Set up in 2000 by the Utility Act Energywatch is an independent consumer watchdog which provides advice about gas and electricity at the home or in business It can also make complaints on the behalf of consumers http www energywatch org uk Gas Emergency Service Helpline 31 Homer Road Solihull West Midlands B91 3LT Tel 0121 623 2100 Freephone 0800 111 999 Fax 0121 623 2091 There is one 24 hour national freephone number to call when you have a gas emergency An explanation of what questions you may be asked can be found on the National Grid website Guild of Master Sweeps 26 West End Whittlesford Cambridge CB2 4LX Tel 01223 835886 The Guild of Master Sweeps authenticates chimney sweeps as reaching their standards of competence It provides advice on how to prevent and minimise chimney fires http www guild of master sweeps co uk HETAS Limited Albion Mills House 5 Marlborough Close Chancel Park Charlton Kings Cheltenham Glos GL53 7RY Tel 01242 513747 HETAS is the official body recognised by government which runs a scheme to approve solid fuel domestic heating appliances fuels and services http www hetas co uk HSE Gas HSE Gas Safety Advice Line 0800 300 363 The Health and Safety Executive s Gas Safety website gives advice to gas consumers and industry suppliers The HSE can take enforcement action relating to work carried out by non registered installers or unsafe work carried out by registered installers www hse gov uk gas Inquest 89 93 Fonthill Road London N4 3JH Tel 020 7263 1111 Fax 020 7561 0799 INQUEST provides free legal advice on the inquest system to bereaved relatives and friends and advice is also given in an online Information Pack INQUEST also campaigns on individual cases and policy matters www inquest org uk Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering IPHE The UK s professional voluntary body for plumbers and others in the plumbing industry Visit www iphe org uk Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers IGEM Charnwood Wing Holywell Park Ashby Road Loughborough Leicestershire LE11 3GH Tel 020 7487 0650 The IGEM is an international independent body providing technical and managerial expertise to the gas industry http www igem org uk NACS National Associati on of Chimney Sweeps Unit 15 Emerald Way Stone Business Park Stone Staffs ST15 OSR Tel 01785 811732 Freephone 0800 833 464 The NACS is a professional trade association for chimney sweepers with members having to adhere to a Code of Conduct Their website provides health and safety information http www chimneyworks co uk National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting NICEIC NICEIC aims to protect everyone who uses electricity from unsafe electrical installations in homes places of work and leisure time www niceic org uk Office of Gas Supply Electrical Markets Ofgem Ofgem is the regulator for Britain s gas and electricity industries Its role is to protect and advance the interests of consumers by promoting competition where possible and through regulation

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    be The Group provided a forum for Parliamentarians gas industry representatives and other key stakeholders to discuss issues affecting the gas industry and consumers Example Recommmendations The All Party Parliamentary Biodiesel Group or APPGSG recommends that all boilers are serviced at least annually by registered biodiesel Safety engineer with audible carbon monoxide alarms installed where appropriate More information about biodiesel Safety GLSG Gas Industry Safety Group Gas Safety Awards Basic

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  • Health and Gas Safety
    Safe registered engineer If you decide to buy a carbon monoxide alarm ensure it meets current safety standards BS EN 50291 and carries the Kitemark If in doubt ask a member of staff for advice Always follow the manufacturer s siting instructions If you smell gas or suspect there is a gas escape or a carbon monoxide leak you should immediately do the following Open all doors and windows Shut off the gas supply at the meter control valve if you know where it is If gas continues to escape call National Grid on the Gas Emergency Freephone Number 0800 111 999 Make sure that any investigations or repairs are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer The law The Gas Safety Installation and Use Regulations 1998 place duties on gas consumers installers suppliers and landlords These regulations link with other safety controls on combustion equipment eg the Building Regulations which are standards for ventilation and flues For your own protection remember by law anyone carrying out work on gas appliances or fittings as part of their business must be competent and registered with the Gas Safe Register Always check your engineer is registered by asking to see their ID card which has a photo of the engineer their business registration number and personal licence number company name the start and expiry date of the card the website www gassaferegister co uk is likely to be illegal by law you must not use any gas appliance or fittings you know or suspect to be unsafe Through Gas Safe Register HSE has asked all and a security hologram The reverse of the card details what kind of gas work the engineer is able to do You can also call Gas Safe Register during normal office hours on 0800 408 5500 or go to by law only a competent person can carry out work on gas appliances or fittings Do it yourself work on gas appliances or fittings could be dangerous and registered engineers to disconnect any gas appliance or fittings which are so dangerous as to be a threat to life if they are used If your engineer asks your permission to disconnect such an appliance or fitting it will be in the interests of your own safety and that of others to agree Before you use this appliance or fitting again have it repaired by a Gas Safe registered engineer by law landlords are generally responsible for making sure that gas fittings and flues are maintained in good order and gas appliances and flues are checked for safety once in a period of 12 months They must also keep a record of the safety checks for at least two years and issue the latest certificate to existing tenants and any new tenants before they move in If you own the appliance you are responsible for its maintenance and safety checks by law with the exception of the room sealed type there are restrictions on the installation of gas appliances

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  • Contact Us
    booklet Keep warm keep well updated annually Download it from www dh gov uk or www direct gov uk or write to Department of Health Publications PO Box 777 London SE1 6XH Tel 0300 123 1002 HSE priced and free publications are available by mail order from HSE Books PO Box 1999 Sudbury Suffolk CO10 2WA Tel 01787 881165 Fax 01787 313995 Website www hsebooks co uk HSE priced publications are also available from bookshops and free leaflets can be downloaded from HSE s website www hse gov uk British Standards can be obtained in PDF or hard copy formats from the BSI online shop www bsigroup com Shop or by contacting BSI Customer Services for hard copies only Tel 020 8996 9001 e mail cservices bsigroup com For information about health and safety ring HSE s Infoline Tel 0845 345 0055 Fax 0845 408 9566 Textphone 0845 408 9577 e mail hse infoline natbrit com or write to HSE Information Services Caerphilly Business Park Caerphilly CF83 3GG HSE Gas Safety Advice Line Tel 0800 300 363 HSE s Gas Safety website www hse gov uk gas index htm Gas Safe Register website www gassaferegister co uk This guidance is issued by the Health and Safety Executive Following the guidance is not compulsory and you are free to take other action But if you do follow the guidance you will normally be doing enough to comply with the law Health and safety inspectors seek to secure compliance with the law and may refer to this guidance as illustrating good practice ISBN 978 0 7176 6337 8 Single free copies are also available from HSE Books Crown copyright This publication may be freely reproduced except for advertising endorsement or commercial purposes First published 03 09 Please acknowledge the source as HSE

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