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In an emergency call the 24 hour Bord Gáis Emergency Service Line

1850 20 50 50
In the interest of public safety all calls are recorded

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GAS SAFETY – IF YOU SMELL GAS DO NOT IGNORE IT

  • Phone Bord Gáis immediately – if your phone is in the immediate area, it may be unsafe to use it.
  • Turn off the gas at your meter and appliances
  • Open doors and windows
  • Do not smoke/use naked flames/light switches/door bells.
  • Check with premises nearby

APPLIANCE SAFETY

  • Do not use bath water heaters whilst in the bath
  • Do have central heating boilers serviced every year
  • Do have open flue appliances serviced every year
  • Do have other appliances serviced regularly

CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING

IT IS COLOURLESS, ODOURLESS AND HAS NO TASTE. IT IS A KILLER.
CARBON MONOXIDE POSIONING IS CAUSED BY FUMES FROM FAULTY HOME HEATING APPLIANCES.

WHAT IS IT?

Carbon monoxide can be given off by any appliance which burns a fossil fuel such as gas, coal or oil. It can enter your home if: your appliance is faulty, or the room is not properly ventilated, or the chimney or flue is blocked.

WHAT TO DO?

Ensure your appliances are correctly installed and regularly serviced.
Ensure the rooms in your home containing appliances are properly ventilated - never block vents.
Make sure all chimneys and flues are regularly swept and kept clear.
Carbon Monoxide detectors / alarms are available in all good hardware stores. These provide an extra safety precaution, but never rely entirely on them.
If you have a problem contact your fuel supplier.

SOME DANGER SIGNS

Sooty stains on or just above appliances.
Appliances that burn slowly, badly (floppy flames), or go out.
Condensation or dampness on walls in the room once the appliance is lit.

HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL?

Carbon monoxide sometimes makes people feel ill. If you develop any of the following: drowsiness - headaches - chest pains - sudden giddiness when standing up - sickness, diarrhoea and stomach pains - stop using your appliances and ask your doctor to check for carbon monoxide poisoning.
For further information, call
1850 797979

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR GAS INSTALLER

For Safety reasons it is now a crime for anyone other than a Registered Gas Installer to carry out Gas Work in your home.
Click here to find a RGII Gas Installer.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE FOR USERS OF BEKO, FLAVEL AND LEISURE COOKERS

Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning on some Cookers - Please read this Safety Notice
Click here to download this Safety Notice.