Promotion and Public Awareness
Gas Safety Promotion
The CRU promotes the following gas safety messages:
It is essential when a member of the public notices a suspected gas escape or smells gas, they are aware to:
- Turn off all gas appliances,
- Refrain from smoking or using a naked flame,
- Refrain from unplugging or switching anything electrical on or off
- Open doors and windows.
- Call 1850 20 50 50 and report the incident.
Prior to undertaking any works that involve excavation, third parties should use the dial before you dig process to obtain safety advice. This can be done by calling 1850 42 77 47 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carbon Monoxide is a highly poisonous gas, which has no colour, smell or taste and can be released from any fuel when it is burned, including coal, turf, oil, gas and wood. Carbon Monoxide awareness week runs annually, highlighting the dangers associated with Carbon Monoxide. For more information, please call 1850 79 79 79.
Safe Electric Promotion
In recent years the focus of the campaign has been to increase consumer awareness around hiring a Registered Electrical Contractor (REC) when getting electrical works done in a domestic premises, and to always ask for a Completion Certificate when the electrical works are complete. The campaign also directs consumers to www.safeelectric.ie to find a REC. The Safe Electric website was also redeveloped in 2017.
In addition to developing awareness of the Safe Electric brand amongst consumers, the campaigns have highlighted that it is illegal for non-RECs to complete most electrical work in domestic premises.
If you have reason to suspect that an unregistered contractor is performing electrical works in a domestic premises, or describing themselves in a manner likely to suggest that they are a REC, please complete the Safe Electric suspected illegal electrical works form.
If you wish to make a complaint about a Registered Electrical Contractor registered with Safe Electric, please complete the Safe Electric complaint form.