Be Gas Safe in Moseley

In 2012, Moseley Community Development Trust was awarded a grant from the Gas Safety Trust to help raise awareness about Gas Safety in the neighbourhood in particular with the families from Park Hill School. At the bottom of the page, you can download the projects evaluation report

A new film, created by Park Hill Primary school and a professional arts team, uses a multi media approach and strong visuals combining drama, film, animation and digital graphics to appeal to people from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities and for those whose first language is not English. The DVD is called “Monoxide Mole investigates” and you can view the film on You Tube

You can find out more about the Gas Safety Trust at
The Trust helps to raise awareness about Carbon Monoxide poisoning and gas safety

Carbon Monoxide

  • It's a gas
  • It has no smell, colour or taste
  • It's poisonous!
  • If your gas appliance (cooker, gas fire, boiler) is not burning gas correctly or the flue has not been fitted properly, Carbon Monoxide (CO) can be produced and enter in to your home. CO is known as the silent killer and the HSE estimates that 15 people die each year from CO poisoning.

    What are the symptons of CO poisoning

    headaches or dizziness
    loss of consciousness
    pains in the chest or stomach

    If you or your family experience any of the above symptoms and believe you may have been exposed to carbon monoxide, you should seek urgent medical advice from either your GP or an A&E department.

    In an emergency

  • Open all doors and windows to ventilate the room
  • Call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999
  • Switch off the appliance and shut off the gas supply at the meter control valve
  • Visit your GP and tell him/her that you believe your may have been exposed to carbon monoxide

  • Gas Safety checks and repairs

    If you are having gas work done in your home or workplace you should only use a Gas Safe registered engineer

    to find a Gas Safe registered engineer go to Gas Safe Engineer

    What if you smell Gas?

  • If you smell gas or are worried about gas safety, you can call 0800 111 999 at any time, day or night every day of the year. Your call will not cost you anything. Just pick up the phone, dial the number and you will be put through to a trained operator who will take all the details.
  • Don’t create a flame or operate electrical switches
  • Do put out flames, open doors and windows, keep people away from the area and turn the gas off at the control valve

  • Useful links and organisations

    The Heath and Safety Executive
    Gas Safe Register

    gas safety evaluation report_30.04.13.pdf1.81 MB