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    Two women found dead at Glasgow flat in suspected gas poisoning - BBC News

    The full story is yet to come out. However these poor women died from carbon monoxide poisoning which can only be caused by an appliance burning a carbon based fuel.

    This is why we on this forum take the position we do and will always insist that...

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    3. Always, always, always check that your tradesman is both qualified and registered with the appropriate trade body.

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    Please stay safe
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    poor folks, an answer will be forthcoming idc. Hopefully no gas technician is for the high jump
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    look like new ish build

    bloody big builders
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    Please supply your Gas Safe / Oftec / Hetas Number, DIYers, odd job people and have a go heroes need not apply, and remember any fuel burning appliance can kill


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    Quote Originally Posted by croppie View Post
    Two women found dead at Glasgow flat in suspected gas poisoning - BBC News

    The full story is yet to come out. However these poor women died from carbon monoxide poisoning which can only be caused by an appliance burning a carbon based fuel.

    This is why we on this forum take the position we do and will always insist that...

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    3. Always, always, always check that your tradesman is both qualified and registered with the appropriate trade body.

    And if you're not sure, you'll always get complete unbiased advice from us.

    Please stay safe
    The funny thing is John, always when I go to my customers I ask them about their boiler when was the last service, most of the time I'm getting answer like 4-8years it hasn't been serviced. Once I hear that I always give them the advise to do so as soon as possible but now the weird things is they take it so easy and do not know in what sort of risk they live especially with children. They always look at me and I know exactly what they think * another engineer who wants my money * but here we go again people have to die first to make others realise how serious it actually is. I just hope a lot of people will change and look after their own lives as well as boilers.
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    Be a better idea if insurance company's were to ask to see proof of owners service history on gas appliances every year or there insurance would be void, But they would come up with the excuse they couldn't handle it & would have to increase premiums

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    Sad news and also a reminder of how important we all work to exacting standards
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    I hope a lot of people see Johns note. It's kind of reaching the wrong audience by us all reading it and commenting I'm sure every gas engineer on here takes their job and safety very seriously. Would be nice if gas safe or HSE made a bigger deal out of tragedies like this. I think communication and education are the biggest failings for these two bodies. I realise they don't have an unlimited budget but priority has to be people's safety and getting shot of have a go heroes. They could get on top of it with two or three big clamp downs and some serious jail time for offenders
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    Heck, just realised how old this thread is...

    Nothing to do with the boiler apparently:

    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/sc...lasgow-7831758
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley View Post
    I hope a lot of people see Johns note. It's kind of reaching the wrong audience by us all reading it and commenting I'm sure every gas engineer on here takes their job and safety very seriously. Would be nice if gas safe or HSE made a bigger deal out of tragedies like this. I think communication and education are the biggest failings for these two bodies. I realise they don't have an unlimited budget but priority has to be people's safety and getting shot of have a go heroes. They could get on top of it with two or three big clamp downs and some serious jail time for offenders
    Seems some people like scaremongering and don't want facts to get in the way of a good story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrym11 View Post
    Seems some people like scaremongering and don't want facts to get in the way of a good story!
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    Quote Originally Posted by croppie View Post
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    Oh, sorry, I thought it was quite clear. There are a number of posts here based on fiction rather than fact.

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    If you'd actually read it properly you'll notice that there was no attribution of guilt or speculation of cause at all other than those as reported at the time. The message put across then was, as is now, never diy with something that has the potential to kill you.

    So how about you wind in your neck and pack in attempting to cause trouble.
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