Through its busy programme of events and research, the Group seeks to push the vital issue of carbon monoxide safety up the political agenda. In doing so, the Group works closely with the Carbon Monoxide All Fuels Action Forum, a coalition of CO campaigners, charities and energy industry companies committed to tackling CO poisoning.
Until mid-2012, the Group was entitled the All-Party Parliamentary Gas Safety Group. The Group's name was changed to reflect an important, but often misunderstood, aspect of the ongoing fight against CO poisoning: that carbon monoxide can be produced by a wide variety of different sources, not solely by gas appliances. CO is produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil and kerosene, as well as propane and natural gas. The APPCOG's 2012 name-change reflects the Group's determination to eradicate CO poisoning from any and every potential source, the developing nature of which are discussed in the Group's 2015 inquiry report, 'From Awareness to Action'.
The APPCOG is keen to hear from and work with any organisation or individual committed to helping save lives by improving CO safety in the UK. Do get in touch.
The APPCOG is committed to ensuring its activities and funding are entirely transparent. The APPCOG is funded through a combination of core funding (from the Carbon Monoxide All Fuels Action Forum) and ad hoc sponsorship of particular events and research, all of which is declared on the official Parliamentary Register of All-Party Groups [LINK]. The APPCOG does not endorse, support or campaign on behalf of one organisation. Rather, it campaigns for greater CO safety for all. The Group operates according to a strict Code of Governance (click here to download), and its work is driven solely by its Parliamentary Officers [LINK].
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