Liverpool Tackle Rogue Gas Fitters
Liverpool to launch an initiative to tackle rogue gas fitters.
20:24 22 September 2018
Liverpool City Council has partnered with Gas Tag, a pioneering tech company, to issue free gas safety technology to over 30,000 private rented homes. The initiative was announced at the start of the national Gas Safety Week with the goal to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances.
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said: “We’re pleased that Liverpool is the first council in the UK to spearhead this innovative partnership. Thanks to pioneering technology, we can help landlords improve the levels of safety within their property.”
The City Council hopes the initiative would minimise the number of cases of gas leaks, explosions, fires and even carbon monoxide poisoning and cut down on the 1.1million rouge jobs that are carried out by illegal gas fitters every year.
Paul Durose, CEO of Gas Tag said: “I’m delighted that Liverpool City Council has the vision and foresight to embrace this ground-breaking technology, making it the safest city in the UK – if not the world – for renters.
“Our mission is to drive rogue gas fitters out of business before they can put more lives at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning – or worse.
“By working together, we will make it as difficult as possible for illegal gas fitters to operate.”