Posted by Aston Avery

Veteran DJ Tony Blackburn shares golden rules on keeping homes gas safe

Grandparents may be inadvertently endangering their grandchildren when helping with childcare, by significantly over-estimating how gas safe they are in their homes.

New data from Gas Safe Register – the UK’s official registration body for gas engineers and gas businesses – shows the majority (87%) of grandparents feel more obliged to ensure their homes are a safe environment, given the caring responsibilities they now have for their grandchildren.

Yet, despite nearly half (46%) claiming to be more clued-up on home safety measures than their (now) adult children, less than a fifth (16%) could correctly identify all seven crucial warning signs that indicate gas appliances in the home could be faulty or unsafe.

Aston spoke to legendary broadcaster and first ever winner of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Tony Blackburn and Rob Denman, head of professional and field services at Gas Safe Register.

Photo by Sies Kranen on Unsplash

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