co poisoning

Regulations for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms will change for homes in England

Following a recent government consultation, the regulations for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms in England are set to expand for both privately and socially rented homes. The amendments will seek to increase resident safety and bring more consistency to regulations between the rental sectors. The consultation proposed to amend the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm […]

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Older people are at risk of CO poisoning – says Gas Safety Trust

The Gas Safety Trust (GST) has published the Downstream Incident Data Report statistics for 2015-16. The report collates data relating to accidental carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning incidents in Great Britain (GB) associated with the use of mains natural gas and piped Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) in the home. Since 2011, information, albeit less extensive than […]

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Are low income households the most at risk from CO poisoning?

Adrian Keats from Honeywell’s Home Safety business comments on the latest research suggesting low income households are most at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. “CO poisoning is a very real danger to homeowners – the gas is odourless and tasteless, and without an adequate alarm you wouldn’t know there was an issue until it was […]

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MPs demand that Government protects low income families from CO poisoning

MPs from across the political spectrum have called on the Government to protect people in low income households and renters from CO poisoning. A recent piece of research undertaken at Liverpool John Moores University has indicated that it is low income households who are most at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. The Government has also […]

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Company fined £70,000 after father-of-three died from CO poisoning in accommodation unit

A Nottingham based company has been fined after a worker died from carbon monoxide poisoning while using an accommodation unit. Southwark Crown Court heard that the father-of-three from Nottingham was carrying out pile testing for Non Destructive Testing Services Limited at a construction site in Brixton, London on 29 May 2012. The accommodation unit he […]

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