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    Launch of Gas Safety Week 2016 held in Westminster

    The Parliamentary launch of Gas Safety Week 2016 was held in Westminster on the 13 September. 

    Hosted by Barry Sheerman MP, Co-chair of the APPCOG, and featuring contributions from Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, the week aims to raise awareness on both the importance of regular appliance servicing, and the need for carbon monoxide alarms to be installed in the home.

     A selection of video messages of support for the week can be viewed on the APPCOG Twitter page here

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    APPCOG hosts panel discussion on CO risks abroad

    The All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) has hosted a panel discussion on CO risks faced by Britons travelling abroad. 

    Featuring testimony from Mark Dingley, whose daughter Francesca lost her life to CO poiosning whilst working in China in 2015, the discussion was chaired by David Burrowes MP, and additionally featured contributions from Angela Hills of the Association for British Travel Agents, and Leigh Greenham of the CO All Fuels Action Forum. 

    A full summary for the meeting can be viewed here

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    APPCOG hosts panel discussion on domestic carbon monoxide safety

    On 25th April, the APPCOG hosted a panel discussion on carbon monoxide safety in the domestic environment.

     

    The panel was chaired by All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group Co-Chair Barry Sheerman MP, and featured prominent members of the CO community. Panellists and audience members discussed progress made on recommendations made in the APPCOG’s 2015 Carbon Monoxide: From Awareness to Action report. 

     

    A summary of the panel discussion can be downloaded here

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    Barry Sheerman MP hosts AGSM dinner

    Barry Sheerman MP, Co-chair of All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group, spoke at the dinner for the Association of Gas Safety Managers on the 25 February, 2016. 

    The Association of Gas Safety Managers is a membership organisation for all managers who are responsible for gas safety management within their organisation, including Housing Associations, Asset Management or facilities Management businesses, and contractors. 

    For more information on the association, please click here

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    House of Lords questions: Housing: Carbon Monoxide Monitoring

    Peers discussed new requirements for carbon monoxide alarms in rented properties.

    In a debate led by Conservative Peer Baroness Gardner of Parkes, questions on the government's role in raising awareness of the dangers, and new requirements, were put to the relevant Minister, Baroness Williams of Trafford.

    APPCOG co-Chair Baroness Finlay also highlighted the need for "an ongoing public education campaign about the silent killer that is carbon monoxide".

    Watch the debate here, read the transcript, or click here to find out more about the new requirements

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    Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week sees Thomas Cook campaign announcement

    Thomas Cook has launched the 'Safer Tourism Foundation' with a £1m donation to "fund research and raise awareness of travel risks, in particular the dangers of carbon monoxide", the Guardian and ITV News have reported.

    At a conference hosted by Wakefield MP Mary Creagh, the holiday company's CEO Peter Fankhauser spoke alongside Sharon Wood, the mother of two children killed by a faulty boiler at a hotel booked through Thomas Cook.

    Rosie Winterton MP has recorded a video message for the week, which is available to watch here.

    CO Awareness week was coordinated by the charity 'CO Awareness'.

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    Private rented sector regulations (England) come into force

    New requirements on private landlords in England to fit smoke and carbon monxide alarms have come into force.

    From 1 October 2015, an installed carbon monoxide alarm is required in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance (e.g. a coal fire, wood burning stove). The landlord must also make sure the alarms are in working order at the start of each new tenancy.

    To read a copy of Baroness Finlay's speech on the regulations in Parliament, please click here, or click here for the government release.

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    Gas Safety Week 2015 launched in Parliament

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

    The launch was hosted by Sir David Amess MP, and included an address by Barry Sheerman MP (pictured), Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group. 

    Parliamentarians have recorded video messages of support for Gas Safety Week, please click here to watch. Additionally, an Early Day Motion, and a Scottish Parliament Motion, have been tabled.

    Please follow @GasSafetyWeek on Twitter for the latest events and updates.

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    Carbon Monoxide: From Awareness to Action

    The latest APPCOG report; 'Carbon Monoxide: From Awareness to Action', launched earlier this year.

    Led by Baroness Finlay (APPCOG co-Chair) and Dr Rachel McCloy (Director of the Centre for Applied Behavioural Science, University of Reading), the report presents recommendations and analysis on improving safety in a range of environments. 

    The report is available to download and view here. Please contact us to request a hard copy.

    Follow the APPCOG on twitter (@APPCOG_UK).

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The All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) is the leading forum for Parliamentarians to discover, discuss and promote ways of tackling carbon monoxide poisoning in the UK.