The new gas safety tag which can save lives
A new tag has been developed to “revolutionise the gas safety industry” by combating the scourge of illegal gas fitters and helping to save lives.
Gas Tag describes itself as the first real-time proactive approach to gas safety. It stops illegal gas fitters, provides genuine contractors and engineers with time-saving tools, landlords with KPI-driven compliance monitoring and tenants with peace of mind.
The tag has been developed to ensure that the correct work is carried out on gas appliances at the appropriate time, by qualified engineers.
Once installed on a gas inlet, Gas Tag is able to track all of the property’s gas appliances, services and installations. The information is then easily viewable on an app which is free to download.
“We are looking to revolutionise the gas safety industry and our goal is to install Gas Tag in a million homes across the UK over the next six months,” Paul Durose (pictured below, right with co-founder Stephen Ullathorne), co-founder and CEO, said.
“We want to rid the industry of illegal gas fitters and stop them in their tracks before they can do damage to heating systems and put residents at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning, or worse.
“Gas Tag allows engineers to be accountable for their work because it is scrutinised in real time, tracked and recorded.”
Liverpool-based Gas Tag’s tech has already been taken up by a number of private landlords, housing associations and councils around the UK. It has also attracted the attention of Airbnb.
The technology has drawn praise from Liverpool Riverside Labour MP Louise Ellman, who described it as “an important innovation in gas safety”.
Barry Sheerman, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group, said: “This is the most significant quantum leap in domestic gas safety compliance for 20 years.
“Gas Tag could help protect hundreds of thousands of families across the UK and ensure competent Gas Safe Register engineers undertake the work in customers’ homes.”
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