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Programme announced for 2016 Conference

Details of the Programme for the AGSM Gas Safety Management Conference 2016 have been announced.

Tackling some of the most important issues facing management responsible for gas safety in social housing, a top programme of speakers and topics has been announced for the 2016 AGSM Gas Safety Management Conference.

Compliance issues are constantly at the top of the agenda for social housing landlords and speakers will address best practice through practical measures for increasing compliance and case studies from management at the front line of compliance. With ever tightening budgets, social housing landlords are acting innovatively to make the best use of valuable resources. Some are moving from external contractors to in-house servicing, others are looking to new technology and smarter systems and the speakers will reflect the varied approach.

Safety lies at the heart of the work of carried out by the asset management team and often this includes a broader remit than gas – safety in asbestos, electrical and legionnaires play a key role and speakers who are experts in their field will bring delegates up to date on the latest developments.

CLICK HERE for more details about the Programme

CLICK HERE for details about the speakers

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Gas Access Campaign invited to discuss campaign proposals with HSE, HCA & Government stakeholders

logoThe leaders of the Gas Access Campaign, who want a change in the law to improve gas safety for millions of people, have been invited to discuss the campaign proposals with the HSE (Health & Safety Executive), HCA (Homes & Communities Agency) and other Government stakeholders at a meeting in Westminster in July 2015.

Claire Heyes, CEO of the Association of Gas Safety Managers (AGSM) and Mark Henderson, CE of Home Group, will be attending the meeting on behalf of the campaign, whose supporters include over 200 housing associations, local authorities, MPs, Peers and industry leaders. The Gas Access Campaign is calling for changes to legislation used to ensure social landlords can carry out timely annual statutory gas safety checks and a new MOT style of servicing boilers. The Campaign estimates that £0.5 billion could be saved over the next decade by adopting these changes.

Claire Heyes commented: “We welcome this meeting which has been called by the HCA and HSE. It is a very positive step forward in our campaign and is an indication that our messages are getting through to the right people.”

Mark Henderson, Chief Executive of Home Group said: “The Campaign has attracted significant support within the sector. We’ve already met with Government on this and it’s very encouraging that two of the departments which are most affected called this meeting. It shows real commitment to understanding the issues surrounding gas safety and a willingness to listen possible solutions.”

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Photos from 2015 Conference & Awards published

The photos for the 2015 events have been published!


Click on these links to see the photos from the

Gas Safety Management Conference 2015

AGSM Gas Safety Awards 2015

Gas Safety Management Exhibition 2015

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Winners announced for AGSM Gas Safety Awards 2015

The Winners of the AGSM Gas Safety Awards 2015 were announced at a glittering Dinner at Heythrop Park on Tuesday 28th April. A packed Ballroom of 300 guests were entertained by comedian Rod Woodward and the Rat Pack Tribute Band during a very lively glittering evening.

A full list of winners can be seen HERE.

Watch this space for photos for the evening which will be posted shortly!

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Gas Access Week launched – 27th April – 1st May 2015






Gas Access Week has been launched!

It will run from Monday 27th April to 1st May 2015 and will highlight the issues facing landlords in gaining access to properties to carry out their statutory requirements for annual gas safety checks.

The Gas Access Campaign, which has been spearheaded by the AGSM, CORGI Technical Services and Home Group, has been campaigning for a change in legislation to allow social housing landlords the same right of entry to properties as local authorities.

The focus of Gas Access Week will be events taking place at the Gas Safety Management Conference which takes place on 28th & 29th April 2015. On Wednesday 29th April during a keynote presentation, Mark Henderson, Chief Executive of Home Group will launch a social media Thunderclap.

To register your support for the Thunderclap please CLICK HERE

Follow Gas Access Week on #gasaccessweek

Follow the Gas Access Campaign on #gas access

Read more about Gas Access Week HERE

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Finalists of AGSM Gas Safety Awards 2015 announced

The Finalists have been announced for the AGSM Gas Safety Awards 2015.

The standard of entries was extremely high and the winners will be announced at the AGSM Gas Safety Awards Dinner on Tuesday 28th April 2015 at Heythrop Park, Enstone, Oxfordshire.

To see the full list of Finalists please CLICK HERE

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