Did you know about the Priority Services Register?
Our sense of smell is our early warning system for hazards such as gas, smoke and spoiled food. Yet we often take it for granted and don’t appreciate the vital role it plays in our lives.
The Priority Services Register (PSR) can help.
If you have a poor, altered, or no sense of smell you can sign up to the Priority Services Register – a free support service that makes sure extra help is available to people in vulnerable situations.
For more information on the Priority Services Register (PSR) click here, or to join complete this registration form provided by Cadent, the UK’s largest gas distribution network and Fifth Sense’s partner.
Fifth Sense is working with Cadent, to highlight the essential role that smell plays in our health, wellbeing and safety and enable people with a poor, altered or no sense of smell to stay safe and well at home.
Download our safety leaflet below to read our advice and follow some simple steps to help stay ‘SmellSafe’ at home.
As well as Gas Safety, you can also utilise Fifth Sense’s tools to help with Fire Safety, Food Safety and Carbon Monoxide.
Fire safety – Sometimes we can see a fire but a lot of the time our sense of smell can provide us with an early warning signal, something that those of us with a smell disorder are unable to rely upon.
Food Safety – People with a poor, altered or no sense of smell also face problems when it comes to storing and eating food. Without smell to act as an indicator of when something is starting to turn bad there is the risk of sickness or food poisoning.
Carbon Monoxide – Carbon monoxide has no smell at all, making it very difficult to detect a leak. You can’t see, hear, taste or touch the gas either – this is part of the reason it’s known as ‘The Silent Killer’.
If you have any further questions on staying safe, please visit www.fifthsense.org.uk/safety or get in touch with us directly for support.