Just like you do at home, at the office you also rely on your gas boiler. Without a functioning gas boiler, in the winter months your office would be a very cold, miserable place.
While, for many businesses, gas boilers are essential, they can pose a risk to employees if not looked after. If they are looked after and well maintained, then you shouldn’t have any problems. However, if you fail to give your company boiler the care it deserves, it could end up causing all sorts of problems.
The key to avoiding any gas-related problems at work is ensuring that you get your boiler checked at least once a year. Ideally, it’s best to get it checked more often than that, just so that any problems are caught as early as possible.
As a business owner, it is your job to keep your employees safe. An important part of that is keeping on top of gas safety at work. Yes, it might be a little dull, but for a safe working environment, it is a must.
To help you ensure that you keep on top of your company’s gas safety, here are a few tips to follow:
Never try to fix your boiler yourself
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you know enough to try to fix your boiler yourself, because you don’t. Yes, trying to fix the problem yourself might save you a bit of money, but it could also result in a dangerous situation occurring.
If there is a problem with your boiler, always contact a gas expert immediately. Did you know that it’s illegal to get anyone, except a gas safety specialist to fit, fix or service your gas boiler? Yes, that’s right, playing around with your boiler is illegal.
If you smell gas, act quickly
If you or an employee thinks that they can smell gas, it’s crucial that you act quickly. Don’t wait around to see if anyone else can smell it, call a gas expert right away.
While gas is an amazing resource, it can be deadly, especially if too much is inhaled, which is why gas leaks are so dangerous. Plus, if you have a gas leak, if anyone lights a match close by, your whole building could go up in flames.
If you smell gas, call a gas safety expert so that they can bring a portable gas monitor and check whether there is a leak. If there is a leak, they will be able to detect where it is coming from and fix it. If not, don’t be embarrassed, it’s always best to be safe rather than sorry.
Get your boiler checked on a regular basis
Did you know that a broken boiler can put you and your employees at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning? Faulty boilers are dangerous, that’s why you must get your workplace boiler checked.
Although once a year is the minimum, it’s a good idea to have your boiler checked more frequently than that. By having your boiler checked more regularly, you can ensure that your workplace is as safe as possible.
Gas safety isn’t something to mess around with; it’s incredibly important. To ensure that you know everything that you need to about workplace gas safety, follow the tips and advice in this guide.