Gas safety: Funding available for minor essential works
North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE and Gas Safe, are offering free gas safety checks and minor essential works to households across the borough.
The work is being done to help combat carbon monoxide poisoning which affects thousands of people each year across the UK.
Lots of these cases are usually caused by poorly maintained gas appliances, and it is recommended that all gas appliances are checked every year by a Gas Safe approved engineer.
The following residents are eligible for a free gas safety check and some minor essential works:
- Home owners who are 60 years of age or over who receive a means tested benefit
- Home owners who are 60 years of age or over and who receive a state pension only (with no other income)
- Home owners who are 60 years of age or over and who are disabled (either registered disabled or can evidence disability, eg receiving DLA)
- Home Owners who are 18+ disabled
Minor essential works include:
- Gas boiler repairs
- Gas boiler combustion analysis
- Gas cookers
- Gas pipework
- Gas meters
- Water heaters
To apply for a free gas safety check or any minor essential works visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/HomeEnergy or call (01472) 32 4782.
If you live in rented accommodation, your landlord must have all gas appliances regularly maintained by a Gas Safe registered engineer and issue you with a copy of the gas safety record following the annual safety check. If your landlord if not carrying out their duties contact the Housing Enforcement Team 01472 32 6296 option 3.