Carbon Monoxide – Be Alarmed! is the national campaign to reduce the number of death and injuries caused by carbon monoxide.
According to the Department of Health, 50 people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning and another 4,000 are treated in hospital.
This campaign ensures every household has an audible Carbon Monoxide alarm and people have their boiler serviced annually by a registered and qualified engineer.
Find out more here: www.co-bealarmed.co.uk
The All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group and All Fuels Action Forum recently collaborated on a project to bring awareness to CO safety within student homes.
An infographic was made and distributed to university student unions, with universities including Queen Mary University of London disseminating the information to their students. The full infographic can be viewed here.Read more
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) have launched a video alongside the Boat Safety Scheme, to highlight the risks associated with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning on boats.
The video, which can be viewed here, highlights the speed with which fatal amount of CO can build in enclosed spaces such as boat cabins, if fuel-burning appliances such as boat engines are used in areas where there is insufficient ventiliation. This follows the deaths of two holidaymakers on the Norfolk Broads, as a result of CO poiosning.
For more information on the MAIB, please click here.
The launch of the CO+ Impact report took place at Cranfield University in Shrivenham, on the 28th and 29th June.
The launch saw Jessica Bolton present the findings of her research, indentifying current gaps in knowledge and carbon monoxide, and what further research is needed to fill them.
Ms Bolton was supervised i her research by Roland Wessling, chair of the Science & Technology sub-group of the All Fuels Action Forum. Many other sub-group members were also in attendence.
For more information on the report, please click here.
They spoke in support of the new #SayNoToCO campaign, launched on the programme on June 30th.
The campaign follows the deaths of Christi and Bobby Shepherd, who were killed by carbon monoxide while on holiday in Corfu in 2006.
Loose Women has given away 3,000 carbon monoxide alarms as part of the campaign.
The Carbon Monoxide All Fuels Action Forum exists to bring together all organisations and stakeholders committed to tackling carbon monoxide poisoning in the UK.
We're keen to hear from any organisation or individual who shares our commitment to eradicating carbon monoxide poisoning in the UK.
The Carbon Monoxide All Fuels Action Forum is a coalition of energy industry representatives, medical professionals, researchers, campaigners, and others committed to tackling carbon monoxide poisoning in the UK.