As the seasons change, and people start to heat their homes again, it’s more important than ever that people understand the potentially fatal risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
In fact gas safety is important all year round, but it is not always a household’s top priority. Data from surveys shows that the majority of households in the UK don’t have an audible carbon monoxide alarm, which could indicate that awareness levels are still desperately low.
Think you can’t be affected by carbon monoxide poisoning? Think again!
Basically, if you have any boiler, gas hob, wood-burning stove, open fire or any other fuel-burning appliance in the house, you, your family and your pets are at risk of accidental poisoning from carbon monoxide.
You can’t see, smell or taste it, it can be fatal, and because of their size, children are at greater risk of dying. The only reliable way of knowing it’s there is with an audible carbon monoxide alarm.
Gas Safety Week (16-22 SEPTEMBER 2019)- coordinated by Gas Safe Register – is an annual campaign helping us to stay safe in our homes.
Here is their six simple steps to gas safety:
- Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix and service your appliances. You can find and check an engineer at GasSafeRegister.co.uk (check out our graphic below) or call 0800 408 5500.