This page provides links to the home pages for both domestic gas and gas supply health and safety information.
In 2005/06 16 people died from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning caused by gas appliances and flues which had not been properly installed or maintained.
Many others also suffered ill health. When gas does not burn properly, as
with other fuels such as coal, wood or oil, excess CO is produced which
You can't see it, taste it or smell it but CO can kill without warning in just a matter of hours.
This website contains information gas consumers need to know in order to manage gas appliances/equipment safely and tells you what to do in an emergency. It also provides advice for landlords, and letting agents on how to comply with the law.
Natural gas is distributed through a network of buried transmission and distribution pipes which total around 275000 km.
Gas releases have occurred as a result of mains failures but also as a
result of accidental damage.
Under certain circumstances, these leaks can result in a fire or explosion, and although the number of major incidents has been low, the hazards are still serious.
This part of the Gas web site outlines how the risks posed by gas supply networks are controlled and provides information on what HSE are doing to work with industry to control the hazards. This information is relevant to persons who work in the gas supply industry as well as gas consumers.