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    The Gas Engineer Training Standards Inquiry, or GETSI to fans and connoisseurs, is entering a vital stage: On the 22nd of January 2018, an evidence session will take place in parliament during which industry experts and training providers will share their views and insights with politicians on how to improve upon the current training system and provide a level playing field for gas engineers and training providers alike.

    Recent increases in reported incidents have caused concern within the industry, as it becomes increasingly clear that this might be due to underlying systemic causes such as fragmented regulatory oversight and low cost-low quality short training courses.

    For regular updates on all things GETSI, check our hashtag #GETSI on twitter or see the news section on our website for regular updates:

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    Government launches consultation to review CO Regulations for renters

    The Government has launched a consultation to review the private rented sector (PRS) Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 and the report of the Private Rented Sector Electrical Safety Standards Working Group.

    The consultation is open until 9 January and can be found online here

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    Housing Minister launches latest APPCOG report on CO alarms and tenants' safety

    The latest APPCOG report - Carbon monoxide alarms: tenants safe and secure in their homes - focuses on issues around improving current regulations relating to the provision of carbon monoxide alarms in rented properties. The rpeort advocates that landlords must provide a CO alarm in properties containing any fuel burning appliance, as opposed to just solid fuel appliances. 

    The launch of this report was launched on the same day that the Government announced their consultation on the reviews by the DCLG.

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    UK university students 50% at risk from 'silent killer'

    More than half of UK university students are at risk from the silent killer

    University students in private rented accommodation being at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

    • Less than half (46%) of university students have a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm
    • More than half of students (56%) don’t recognise the symptoms of CO poisoning
    • Students twice as likely to think they have a hangover (85%) than CO poisoning (45%)

    New research from Energy UK’s CO Be Alarmed! campaign today reveals that less than half (46%) of the UK university students in rented accommodation have a life-saving carbon monoxide alarm leaving the rest exposed to the silent killer. Six in ten (58%) also admit that they didn’t check if there was a CO alarm installed when they moved into their current rented accommodation.

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    Parliamentary launch of - Carbon monoxide poisoning: saving lives, advancing treatment

    COMed Report - Carbon monoxide poisoning: saving lives, advancing treatment

    This month saw the parlliamentary launch of APPCOG's latest report - Carbon monoxide poisoning: saving lives, advancing treatment.

    The report is a collection of essays, by healthcare professionals, on the treatment of patients with suspected CO poisoning.

    The event was sold out and was attended by parliamentarians, hospital consultants, representatives from the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Nursing, aswell as academics and those from charities. 


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.