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    CO Be Alarmed campaign hosts Westminster reception

    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

     

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    All Fuels Action Forum members' report

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    CO All Fuels Action Forums 2014/15 Members' Report

    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. 

    To download a copy, please click here. Printed copies can be posted out on request; please contact us.

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    Dangers of substandard CO alarms covered by BBC

    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

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    Public Health England warning about carbon monoxide this winter

    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 the full release here.

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    Gas Safe Charity commissions Bath and Main Associates to deliver 'Think CO' project

    Over the last 12 months the Gas Safe Charity has commissioned Bath and Main Associates to develop and deliver its ‘Think CO’ project.
     
    They have been working with front line staff and volunteers of major charities that deliver services in the homes of vulnerable people, with the aim of making them more CO aware. Organisations that are involved include Age UKs, SSAFA, Royal British Legion and the British Red Cross. 
     
    For more information, please visit the Think CO website
     
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    Nadine Coyle speaks out on CO experience

    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.

    For more information from CO Be-Alarmed please click here. To see Nadine share her experience please click here.

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    Katie Haines' mum says rented housing requirements "need to go further"

    Avril Samuel from the Katie Haines Memorial Trust has commented on the upcoming rented sector requirements.
     
    From October 1st, private landlords in England will be required to fit carbon monoxide alarms in all rooms with solid fuel appliances.
     
    In an interview with getreading, Mrs Samuel said: “In one respect I am really pleased. It's a good step forward but they need to go further.”
     
    For more information on the requirements please click here.
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    Gas Safety Week 2015 launched in Parliament

    Gas Safety Week 2015 was launched in Parliament on the 9th September. 

    At the event, Chris Bielby (pictured), Chair of the Gas Safety Trust and vice-chaiir of the All Fuels Action Forum, announced the launch of the latest DIDR report on carbon monoxide poisoning incidents. 

    Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety across the UK. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register with support from the gas industry including retailers, manufacturers, consumer bodies and the public.

    For more information on the launch, please click here

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    Loose Women: Say No to CO

    Forum Advisory Board members Chris Bielby and Roland Wessling have appeared on ITV's Loose Women [WATCH].

    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.
     

    Click here for more information.

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    Welcome to the Carbon Monoxide All Fuels Action Forum website

    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. 

    Please get in touch.

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.