Gas boilers – flues in voids

Date published: 10 December 2010


This safety notice provides updated information to that in the safety alert that was issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on 2 October 2008 following a death earlier that year.

The purpose of the original alert was to raise awareness of the potential dangers from certain types of flues connected to gas-fired central heating installations in some properties (particularly, but not exclusively, a large number of flats and apartments completed since about 2000) that may not have been installed properly, or may have fallen into disrepair.

Read the full updated alert

The full text of the safety notice can be viewed by clicking on this link.

Please note that under the heading, If you think you are suffering the symptoms of CO poisoning, the HSE notice refers to contacting the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999. 

Northern Ireland callers

When contacting the National Gas Emergency Service, Northern Ireland callers should use the following phone number:

  • 0800 002 001 

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