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HHIC Reveal Gas Safety Label for Boiler Packaging

17th Sep 2019

Boiler Guide Team
By: Boiler Guide Team
Updated: 21st July 2021

Impact of Combustibles Ban on Heating Engineers

A new gas safety label that will be placed on boiler packaging has been unveiled to mark Gas Safety Week 2019.

Members of the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC) committed to adding a label showing gas safety information during Gas Safety Week 2018 and have now revealed the final design.

Alongside a link to the Gas Safe Register website, a message on the label reads:

"This appliance should be installed and commissioned by a competent, registered, engineer."

Alarmingly, 33% of UK adults don't check the Gas Safe Register so it's hoped that this new label will act as a reminder.

It's currently unclear how large the label will be but it's hoped that it's of a sufficient size to be noticed by anyone having a new boiler installed.

HHIC Director, Stewart Clements said: "Every person working in the gas industry has a responsibility to help raise awareness with consumers of the dangers and risk involved, in allowing somebody who is not trained, qualified, registered or insured, to work on any gas installation."

"HHIC boiler manufacturer members made this pledge, to place the Gas Safety messaging on boiler packaging, to show their commitment to continually raising Gas Safety awareness, and making it harder for unregistered 'installers' to operate in the industry."

"HHIC and our members are committed to continually raising Gas Safety awareness, and making it harder for unregistered 'installers' to operate in the industry."

"This prominent gas safety message for boiler packaging will now be rolled out by our members and will serve as a reminder to consumers to ensure that all gas appliances must be fitted by a Gas Safe registered engineer - something which can easily be checked online through the Gas Safe register, or Registered Gas Installer (ROI), or in person by checking their ID card."

Gas Safety Week 2019 takes place between the 16 and 22nd September 2019.

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