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dan­ger. By law, they must be in­stalled by a Gas Safe Reg­is­ter engi­neer (www. gas­safer­eg­is­ter.co.uk).

They should also be ser­viced by one an­nu­ally to en­sure they’re safe and work­ing ef­fi­ciently.

Car­bon monox­ide poi­son­ing from gas ap­pli­ances can, of course, be fa­tal and is hard to de­tect. That’s why it’s safest to have a car­bon monox­ide alarm in each room where there’s a gas ap­pli­ance. But fit­ting one isn’t enough – you must press the test but­ton on it reg­u­larly to make sure it’s work­ing, and change the bat­ter­ies when re­quired, al­though some alarms have built-in bat­ter­ies that can’t be re­placed. SMOKE alarms should also be tested reg­u­larly, but there’s noth­ing more an­noy­ing than one that goes off ev­ery time you burn a piece of toast.

Tak­ing out the bat­tery is a dan­ger­ous habit to get in to, so go for an alarm with a si­lencer but­ton. Some alarms are ‘toast proof’, mean­ing

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