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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Heating engineers report alarming rise in dangerous gas appliances

A survey of heating engineers has identified an alarming rise in dangerous gas appliances, with over a third (39%) seeing poorly maintained or badly fitted appliances every week. The research, carried out by Campaign group Project SHOUT, also found that nearly two-thirds (61%) of engineers say they saw dangerous installs at least monthly. A further 31% […]

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Gas Safety Trust becomes CO Research Trust

The Gas Safety Trust will now be known as The CO Research Trust, to provide a more accurate reflection of the work it carries out. The organisation has also announced that Baroness Finlay will become the new Chair of the Board of Trustees.   “Our vision is a world where people are not exposed to […]

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81% of consumers support carbon labelling

Four out of five UK consumers support the concept to ‘carbon label’, such as a journey on public transport or an energy bill, according to a survey undertaken by GHD in October. The survey of 1,002 people into UK consumers’ understanding of the environmental impact of their daily habits also found that three out of […]

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3 myths busted about carbon monoxide safety

Although practising carbon monoxide (CO) safety may seem obvious to experienced installers, it’s vital to bear in mind that the public at large may need guidance. By explaining misconceptions to customers, installers can ensure safety and build trust. Ahead of Gas Safety Week, Adrian Keats at Honeywell Home Safety business breaks down the need-to-know facts. […]

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