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Shropshire Gas Sites in Safe Hands

Shropshire Gas Director Jim Walton has been commended for achieving a one hundred percent score for Health and Safety procedures by the Shropshire Heating Company employed on the governments ‘Affordable Warmth Scheme’ (ECO). This is the highest Health and Safety inspection score achieved so far by any company in the region on the scheme.

The Government ‘Affordable Warmth’ initiative is funded by the ‘big six’ power companies – British Gas, EDF, E.ON, Npower, Scottish Power and SSE. Shropshire Gas in partnership with Vaillant Boilers installs free boilers for low income or vulnerable households – termed ‘priority customers’. The scheme pays for a New ‘A’ Rated Gas Boiler including all the fitting costs. Homeowners, landlords and tenants are eligible for the free boiler upgrades.

The 100% safety score recognises the excellent levels of health & safety performance by Shropshire Gas staff in every aspect of their role in customers homes.

Commenting on the achievement of Jim Walton’s team, the internal company auditor said: “Jim is a highly motivated and does his upmost to run an exceptionally clean and safe site in customer’s homes. His installer heat teams utilise all the equipment and comprehensive health and safety training that Shropshire Gas provides. Importantly they maintain a clean working environment.” Adding, “Jim Walton is continually looking for ways to take the safety of his sites and staff to the next level. With features such detailed comprehensive risk and method statements, correct work wear, safety barriers, anti-slip mats, warning signs and the use of scaffolds and stair towers, the score of 100% was well a deserved health and safety achievement for Shropshire Gas,”

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