What is Carbon Monoxide?
Monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that is produced when fossil fuels - coal,
wood, oil and gas, are burnt without adequate air ventilation. Approximately
4,000 people are diagnosed with CO poisoning each year.
of CO poisoning include:
experience any of the above symptoms you should seek medical advice straight
Three tips which could save your life:
1. Ensure gas appliances are installed,
maintained and fixed by Gas Safe registered engineers only, find one in your
area at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk
2. Have your gas appliances checked annually by
a Gas Safe registered engineer. Sign up to www.staygassafe.co.uk
for a free reminder service
Install an audible carbon monoxide alarm which will alert you if
dangerous levels of CO are present.
In a medical emergency, don't delay: phone 999
Useful numbers24-hour national gas emergency : 0800 111 999 Gas emergency minicom: 0800 371787 Solid fuel advice: 0845 6014 406 Health & Safety CO advice line: 0800 300 363 OFTEC oil-fired appliance advice: 0845 6585 080 Gas Safe Register information: 0800 408 5500
*0845 numbers will cost 7 per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a silent killer. Do you have a CO Alarm?
Take a few minutes to watch this safety video and read up about the signs of a carbon monoxide problem below.
iCOP is a film-noir inspired detective game, aimed primarily at 18-24 year olds
living in rented accommodation. It encourages players to engage with key safety
messages and to consider how they can protect themselves.
Download iCOPfrom Google Play and the Apple App Store.