Electrical retailer Comet and home and garden specialist B&Q have joined forces with the Gas Safety Register in a bid to raise awareness.
Roadshows will take place at the companies' stores across the UK during Gas Safety Week, which runs between September 12 and 18. The aim of the events will be to raise awareness of gas safety in the home and highlight the importance of safe gas appliance installation and maintenance.
One of the first events is due to be held on September 14 at the B&Q store in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire. This will be followed by 18 other roadshows across the UK in locations including Manchester, Durham, Swindon and the Isle of Man.
Representatives from the Gas Safety Register will be reminding members of the public to ensure appliances are serviced regularly and that gas appliance repairs are always carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
A statement on the organisation's website said: "We're going around the country raising awareness of gas safety and giving out essential advice to help people keep safe in their homes.
"Many people buy gas appliances but we want to remind them that only a Gas Safe registered engineer should fit their appliance."