In light of recent research carried out by the Gas Safe Register, revealing up to 5 million homes in the UK are still at risk from CO fumes, dodgy appliances and un-serviced heating systems, Parliament have tabled an Early Day Motion, praising company Gas-Tag for their efforts to use technology to improve gas safety in homes. Gas-Tag have created a special tag which allows engineers to 'check-in' by touching their mobile phone to the gadget at the registered property, providing landlords with time-stamped, geo-tagged logs of attendence. The app has a direct verification link to the Gas Safe Register meaning only Gas-Safe registered engineers are eligable to use it and while working at the property, engineers are prompted to take pictures of appliances and work undertaken as documentation of work completed. Find out more at gas-tag.co.uk.
As the first real-time system to monitor gas safety in homes, the Early Day Motion, tabled by MP George Howarth, ""commends Gas-Tag for it's work to improve the safety and wellbeing of tenants"" and calls on private and public sector organisations involved in procuring safety systems to ""use their best endeavours to ensure they are sourced from UK businesses such as Gas-Tag"". Read the EDM in full here at parliament.uk/edm/2016-17/1056
Barry Sheerman, MP and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group has also praised Gas-Tag commenting ""This is the most significant quantum leap in domestic gas safety compliance in 20 years. It is refreshing to see a start up begin with a clean slate and use the latest technologies to deliver a product that could help protect hundreds of thousands of families across the UK and ensure competant Gas Safe registered engineers complete the work in people's homes.""
Co-founder and CEO of Gas-Tag, Paul Durose said ""we set out in 2014 with a single minded goal to save people from the dangers of rogue gas fitters and revolutionise the industry. We are pleased that our work has been recogised by George Howarth and a number of cross-party MPs who appreciate our determination to improve gas safety in homes across the UK.""
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