Plumbers merchant Plumb Center is supporting Gas Safety Week by challenging its 520 branches to get at least 100 customers to sign an e-petition, which aims to stop needless carbon monoxide (CO) deaths.
The Ton-up Challenge supports Plumb Center’s Make it Law Campaign, which calls for CO alarms to be mandatory when any carbon-burning appliance is installed in England and Wales – it’s already law in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
A government e-petition has been set up and 100,000 names are needed to force a debate in the House of Commons, and bring this living-saving legislation a step nearer.
“We take safety very seriously and we’re delighted to support Gas Safety Week, which will help save lives,” said Plumb Center’s Julie McLean.
“We’ve received tremendous support from the industry and in Parliament for our Make it Law Campaign but we need to convert that support into names on the petition. Our Ton-up Challenge is something positive we can do.
“The safety message can’t be overstated. Installers are in a unique position to talk to people nationwide- after all it’s all about keeping the nation safe.
Gas Safety Week is a national safety campaign to raise awareness of gas safety in the UK’s 23 million gas fuelled homes, taking place from the 15th to the 21st September 2014.