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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 backs latest APPCOG report on CO alarms and tenants' safety

    The latest APPCOG report - Carbon monoxide alarms: tenants safe and secure in their homes - launched today - 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. 

     

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    Mr Alok Sharma MP, Minister for Housing and Planning will give a keynote speech

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    LAST FEW PLACES REMAINING! - An audience with Alok Sharma MP, Minister for Housing and Planning

    Alok Sharma MP, the MInister for Housing & Planning will be addressing an audience on 7 November in Parliament, at the launch of APPCOG's new report into the review of exisiting carbon monoxide regulations and protection given to tenants in England.

    Parliamentary launch of new report on tenants safety and carbon monoxide poisoning.

    The All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group’s (APPCOG) will be launching their most recent report, Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms: tenants safe and secure in their homes, on Tuesday 7 November.

    To book your place at this important event, email: sara.abuzaid@policyconect.org.uk

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    Gas Safety Week 2017 - Parliamentary Launch

    Gas Safety Week 2017

    September saw the 2017 launch of Gas Safety week in Parliament.

    The annual event is an opportunity for people and organisations across the industry to focus attention on a variety of gas safety issues. The campaign is now one of the biggest in the country, reaching millions of consumers through press, social media and face to face.

    The event was hosted by APPCOG's co-chair, Barry Sheerman MP and speakers included:

    · Eddie Hughes MP

    · Jonathan Samuel (Gas Safe Register)

    · Lawrence Slade (Energy UK)

    · Paul Hull (The Industria Group)

    · Gordon Lishman (Gas Safe Charity)

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    Gas Distribution Networks - Schools' Competition

    Gas Distribution Networks' 10th annual Schools' Competition

    The Gas Distribution Networks (GDNs) - responsible for running the gas networks across the UK - and APPOG members, announced their regional and national winners today at an event in Parliament.

    Approxinately fifty children, along with their parents, guardians, teachers and Brown Owls, attended a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament, including access to the Chamber in the House of Commons.

    Attendees were then invited to an awards celebration, hosted by APPCOG's co-chair, Barry Sheerman MP, before enjoying an afternoon tea.

    The GDNs recieved an increase in entries, which saw a huge level of skill and cerativity, in various media forms, including cartoons, videos, poems and short stories, warning of the dangers of CO poisoning.

     

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    Major Festivals Back CO Safety at Festivals Campaign

    Glastonbury 2017 and Festival Republic champion new initiative to reduce deadly effects of carbon monoxide poisoning from BBQs taken into tents.

    As we are now in full Festival season, the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group launches the CO Safety at Festivals campaign, highlighting the widespread risk of carbon monoxide poisoning at festivals to politicians and the government.

    Melvin Benn, Founder of Festival Republic and Emily Eavis, co-organiser of Glastonbury Festival, the two largest festival organisers in the world, are championing the launch of an all-party initiative, to raise awareness of the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning from bringing a BBQ inside a tent or canopy, either to keep warm or to carry on cooking. For the full article, click here.

     

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    Glastonbury 2017 Supports APPCOG's CO Safety at Festivals Campaign

    Glastonbury 2017 lends support to the APPCOG CO Safety at Festivals Campaign

    On the eve of the opening of Glastonbury 2017, where it is estimated that 75,000 people will attend, Emily Eavis, co-organiser of the Glastonbury Festival, met with Policy Connect's Energy Safety team and Maria Kokkinaki from BeAlarmed! campaign, to show their support for APPCOG's new CO Safety at Festivals campaign.

    Emily Eavis said:

    “The Glastonbury Festival team are really happy to support the APPCOG CO Safety at Festivals campaign. We want all of our festival goers to have an amazing experience but want them to stay safe! By highlighting the dangers of bringing a BBQ into a tent, either to keep warm or to carry on cooking, we hope that people will leave the BBQ outside and have a happy and healthy Glastonbury 2017.”

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    Festival Republic backs APPCOG's new CO Safety at Festivals Campaign 2017

    Festival Republic backs APPCOG's new Safety at Festivals Campaign 2017

    Melvin Benn, founder of Festival Republic, who produce festivals including Download, V Festival, Wireless, Latitude, Reading and Leeds has shown his support for APPCOG's CO Safety at Festivals campaign.

    On Tuesday 6 June, ahead of the opening of Download Festival at Donnington Park, Sara Abuzaid, Energy Safety Manager at Policy Connect and Louise Young, Marketing and Communications Manager at Policy Connect met Melvin Benn, Founder of Festival Republic and Noel Painting, Health and Safety Events Organiser at Festival Republic, to discuss the forthcoming launch of the campaign.

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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.