New gas safety course for insulation installers

gas safetyLogic Certification has launched a new gas awareness course for cavity wall installers in a bid to increase knowledge of carbon monoxide (CO) safety following recent increases in insulation work under the Green Deal and ECO schemes.


Approved by the Cavity Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency (CIGA), Logic Certification’s new course follows a recent case concerning a pensioner from Middleton, who died from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning hours after the flue on her gas boiler was blocked with cavity wall insulation. The insulation company was subsequently fined œ500,000, ordered to pay œ25,000 in prosecution costs and has since entered into voluntary liquidation.


Mark Krull, director at Logic Certification, said:

“To avoid dangers or fatalities, it is vital insulation installers fully comprehend the risks associated with gas and other fossil fuel appliances where cavity wall, external cladding systems and loft insulation is concerned. The Green Deal and ECO schemes have seen a surge in insulation applications and we have to make sure that people’s lives are not being put at risk from CO.”


The one-day course is aimed at operatives involved in installing cavity wall and loft insulation and / or external wall cladding, and covers the following:


?    Gas safety legislation

?    Basic gas safety

?    Combustion and its control

?    Flues and ventilation

?    Domestic pipework installation (cladding installers only)

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