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CO poisoning a danger to holidaying Brits warns Gas Safe Register

With most of Britain currently experiencing unusually high temperatures, Brits enjoying their summer holidays are being warned about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. More than 29 million Brits are due to holiday close to home this year, leading to large numbers of people staying in caravans and tents or renting holiday cottages and boats. […]

Coronation Street to highlight the dangers of carbon monoxide

TV shows are well known for tackling controversial and hard hitting storylines and now viewers of Britain’s longest running soap opera Coronation Street are to be educated about the dangers of faulty boilers and carbon monoxide poisoning in episodes set to air over Christmas and the New Year.   The storyline is set to have […]

Failure to maintain boiler contributed to Derbyshireman’s death

An inquest into the death of a man in Ilkeston three years ago has cited the failure to maintain regular gas safety inspections as a “contributing factor” to his death. On the 29th December 2009, the body of 51-year-old Stephen Newton was discovered by friends visiting his home in Stanley Common. Paramedics attended the scene […]

Better to be gas safe than sorry says Gas Safe Register

With Gas Safety Week almost over for another year, the Gas Safe Register is championing the need to stay gas safe, spreading the message across the country by offering advice and tips to help homeowners make sure their homes are gas safe. With more than 2,000 organisations having pledged their support to the campaign this […]

Baxi gets behind Gas Safety Week

Baxi, one of the UK’s leading central heating manufacturers, has urged the public to take notice of Gas Safety Week. Commencing 10th September 2012, Gas Safety Week aims to educate households on domestic gas safety. Launched by Gas Safe Register in 2011, this year’s awareness week marks the initiative’s second anniversary. Baxi is hoping households […]

Are UK Households Ignorant to Carbon Monoxide Risk?

Research carried out by npower Hometeam has revealed that at least 22 million households in the UK are failing to take seriously the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning. According to the Health and Safety Executive, some 20 people in the UK die every year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Hundreds others suffer serious […]

British Gas supports national carbon monoxide awareness campaign

With stories of carbon monoxide poisoning hitting the media hard in recent weeks British Gas has stepped up its work to raise awareness about the dangers of the ‘silent killer’. Energy UK’s carbon monoxide awareness campaign Be Alarmed! is being backed by the energy supplier British Gas to make more people aware of the dangers […]

West Mercia Police tell residents to be cautious following heating oil thefts

West Mercia Police is urging residents who use oil to heat their properties to be extra vigilant. The caution has be made in light of a theft in the county, which happened earlier this week. The incident on Tuesday, January 11, involved hundreds of litres of heating oil being stolen from a farm property near St […]

The Gas Safe Register: Avoiding Illegal Engineers

Gas Safe Register

The vast majority of gas installations in Britain are perfectly safe and legal. However, the Gas Safe Register, which is a safety body that took over from Corgi in April this year, has called for the public to raise its awareness of illegal gas fitters. In plain terms, Gas Safe certification is the basic legal […]

Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Home

CO2 detector

Caused by the incomplete burning of all carbon based fuels, Carbon Monoxide, otherwise known as CO is not only tasteless, colourless and odourless, it is also incredibly poisonous. Fuels that can create CO include oil, coal, wood and gas, and are perfectly safe to use, it is only in the case of them burning poorly […]