Gas distribution company SGN is offering a free safety device to help keep vulnerable people gas safe in their own homes.

The locking cooker valve helps vulnerable people retain their independence at home and provides reassurance to family, friends and carers.

The simple safety device is fitted to existing gas cooker pipework. When the valve is locked, the gas supply to the cooker is stopped. This eliminates the risk of the cooker being unintentionally turned on or left on, and gives peace of mind to the carer or relative that the cooker can’t be used when they leave the house or the room. The carer or relative can easily turn the valve on using the key when the cooker is required, enabling the vulnerable person to continue to use their gas cooker safely.

SGN has partnered with the other UK gas distribution networks – National Grid, Northern Gas Networks and Wales & West Utilities – to offer this free service nationwide. To find out more or make a referral, visit or watch the 2 videos by clicking on the arrows below.

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