This week is Gas Safety Week, and is being supported by the Isle of Man’s Fire and Rescue Service and the Government’s Health and Safety Work Inspectorate.
Two workshops will take place with the first today (Wednesday) at Ramsey Fire Station, 2pm to 4pm, and a second tomorrow at Castletown Fire Station, 2pm to 4pm.
As part of the campaign Manx Gas will also be offering a cylinder amnesty where you can drop off any old gas cylinders or arrange to have them collected from your address.
They will donate £1 to charity for every cylinder returned.
Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of caring for your gas appliances.
Every year thousands of people are diagnosed across the UK with carbon monoxide poisoning.
The gas can’t be seen, tasted or smelt and it can kill quickly without warning.
Signs of poisoning are headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.
Some simple safety checks include; Check your gas appliances every year and have them serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer regularly, check your engineer is Gas Safe registered.
You can check this at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or by calling 0800 408 5500.