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.
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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.
Sue Westwood-Ruttledge has appeared in a video produced by CO Gas Safety, to talk about her experience of having symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning misdiagnosed.
Shortly after moving into a new home, Sue began to experience headaches and other symptoms, which was at first diagnosed as vascular dementia by medical professionals. It was only after a faultily fitted flue was identified in her property, that CO poisoning was diagnosed.
To watch Sue's video, please click here.
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There are currently two petitions open calling for greater action on carbon monoxide safety.
The CO Be Alarmed campaign has hosted a reception in Parliament.
Held in the Thames Pavillion on the 27 January and sponsored by Barry Sheerman MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group, the event aimed to raise awareness surrounding the importance of carbon monoxide (CO) alarms as a vital back-up to protect householders from the threat of CO poisoning.
For more information on CO Be Alarmed, please visit the website here.
The 2014/15 CO All Fuels Action Forum Members' Report is now available to download.
Available on the Forum website, the report details the recent activities and campaigns of Forum members from across industry, government and the third sector.
The dangers of substandard CO alarms has been covered by the BBC.
On the consumer affairs' programme Fake Britain, several alarms were found to be non-compliant with the European standard BS EN 50291.
In the programme, Gordon Samuel of the Katie Haines Memorial Trust described the availability of substandard alarms as "very upsetting".
To watch the programme, please visit the BBC iPlayer. The relevant feature runs from 10:30 until 19:05.
For more information on the Katie Haines Memorial Trust, please visit their website.
Public Health England (PHE) is advising people to get their fossil fuel and wood burning appliances checked by an appropriately registered engineer before winter sets in.
With Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week (16th - 22nd November), the agency is advising people to have their fossil fuel and wood burning appliances, like boilers, heaters and cookers, checked by an appropriately registered engineer before winter sets in.
CO Awareness week was coordinated by the charity CO Awareness.Read more
Singer Nadine Coyle has spoken to Good Morning Britain about her personal experience of carbon monoxide poisoning.
As part of the CO Be-Alarmed campaign, the singer told the GMB presenters that she began to experience symptoms such as tiredness, forgetfulness and chest pains after renting a house in L.A.
It was only when an engineer visited the property and identified a problem with the boiler that CO poisoning was diagnosed.
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.