• SGN Press release


    Locking cooker valve highlighted on BBC Radio Scotland with Kaye Adams


    28 January 2019

    Our locking cooker valve was mentioned on BBC Radio Scotland this morning as part of a discussion about caring for relatives with dementia.

    Kaye Adams, broadcaster and panellist on ITV’s Loose Women, was hosting the phone-in when a caller mentioned she had removed the gas cooker from her mother’s home as she would often leave empty pots and pans on the hob, causing safety issues and running the risk of fire.

    After hearing the customer’s call, we contacted BBC Radio Scotland to let them know about our locking cooker, a free safety device fitted to existing gas cooker pipework. Press Officer Bradley Barlow spoke with Kaye Adams in a three-minute segment explaining that when our locking cooker 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, giving peace of mind to the carer or relative that the cooker can’t be used when they leave the room or the home.

    We’ve partnered with the other UK gas distribution networks – Cadent, Northern Gas Networks and Wales & West Utilities – to offer this free service nationwide, regardless of a customer’s gas supplier. This means customers across Great Britain with dementia can live gas safe, independent lives.

    You can listen again to the segment on BBC Radio Scotland here (from 1 hour 7 minutes). 

    To find out more about the locking cooker valve, or to make a referral, visit the locking cooker valve website here.