Carbon Monoxide (CO) - Help, Advice & Frequently Asked Questions
It amazes us that so many people are still unaware of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide. We’ve built this resource section to answer common questions and raise the awareness of Carbon Monoxide and how dangerous it can be. We will continue to build it to ensure we offer the most up-to-date information available. If you have any questions regarding Carbon Monoxide that aren’t answered, please feel free to contact us.
Carbon Monoxide is a highly toxic gas, made up of carbon and oxygen. Learn more about what Carbon Monoxide is, how this dangerous colourless and odour-free gas is produced and what sources it comes from.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is extremely dangerous. In most cases it can make you very ill but if it goes undetected it can kill you. 30 to 50 deaths could be prevented each year if people were more aware of this danger.
In the UK we have a large number of charities that are focused on making the public aware of how dangerous Carbon Monoxide is. We have compiled a list of these charities with their contact information.
A simple guide on preventing Carbon Monoxide leaks. We have outlined nearly all the sources of Carbon Monoxide and provide useful information on what to look for and how to prevent leaks.
Carbon Monoxide can't be seen and it doesn't smell. It can only be detected with special equipment. Here is a list of equipment that can be used to detect
levels of Carbon Monoxide.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors come in all shapes and sizes. Over the years people have invented clever ways to detect Carbon Monoxide, from Semiconductors through to Bio-mimetic devices.
One of most common questions we get asked is how to install a detector and where does it need to placed to be most effective.
In October 2010 building regulations included the use of Carbon Monoxide Detector. The new regulations specify when Carbon Monoxide Detectors should be installed and minimum compliance information.
From the 31st October 2012 Technical Booklet L will come into operation and make carbon monoxide alarms a legal requirement in Northern Ireland.