Arktek are proud to sponsor Primary Schools in Durham County Council as part of the Schools’ Anti-Bullying Initiative

We had a wonderful visit to Tanfield Lea Community Primary School today to deliver High Viz vests for children who will be taking part in the schools Anti-Bullying Champions campaign. The vests are supplied and branded for 3 Schools: Tanfield Lea, Brandon Primary School and Langley Moor Primary School. As with our previous support with Fatfield Academy, this is to help the Anti-Bullying Champions stand out in style as they help at playtime.

We were lucky to have such wonderful models! – a big thank you to the children taking part.

Children from Tanfield Lea Community Primary School Modelling the Anti Bullying Champions Vests

Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe Nation

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2018, taking place 17 – 23 September.

Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.

Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas that can kill quickly with no warning, as you cannot see it, taste it or smell it.

By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home and your loved ones. Follow these few simple checks to keep you and your family safe.

  • Check your Landlord’s Gas Safety Record. By law, your landlord must keep gas pipework, appliances and flues supplied for you to use in good condition. They must arrange a gas safety check of the appliances and flues every 12 months and give you a record of the check.
  • Check any gas appliances you own every year. Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at
  • Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered. You can find or check an engineer at or call 0800 408 5500. 
  • Check your engineer is qualified for the type of gas work you need doing g. natural gas, domestic boiler. You can find this information on the back of their Gas Safe ID card and the Gas Safe Register website.
  • Check for warning signs that your appliances aren’t working correctly, such as lazy yellow /orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance, a pilot light that keeps going out and too much condensation in the room.
  • Know the six main symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.
  • Have an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home.

For gas safety advice and to find or check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website at



Meet Archie – Arktek Group’s New Mascot

Arktek would like to introduce our new mascot – Archie

Archie is the product of a competition held by Arktek staff to come up with the idea for a mascot that would help communicate our core values and relate to our brand, and yes if we are truthful, help soften our brand a little.

Out of many different ideas for animals (and other items!) we collectively felt that our owl – which our staff have named “Archie” best reflected our brand.

Arktek staff and a number of our customer have certainly taken to Archie – we hope you too! – He is after all, a very friendly little chap!

We are sure you will be seeing a lot more of him in the future!