Carbon monoxide is a true silent killer. Be aware of the risks and symptoms, make sure fuel burning appliances are regularly serviced and fit a carbon monoxide alarm.
Dr Rob Hicks, GP and TV Doctor
About the CO Angels
Join us, the CO Angels*, in raising awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning
after each losing someone special to this silent killer.
Our vision is for everyone to have a carbon monoxide alarm in their home
, however we recognise the importance of regular maintenance on all fuel burning appliances such as gas cookers, gas grills and boilers, in addition to encouraging people to get their chimneys swept annually and increasing awareness on what to do if you think you’ve been poisoned.
Support the cause by joining our new campaign
- 10 million alarms in homes by 2020
, by pledging your support in the box on the right.
Most importantly, if you do not have a carbon monoxide alarm, please buy one today, they can be bought in most good DIY stores or you can take advantage of our special offer
on our website.
Please visit our Gas Safe Register
page to find out more about this official register for Gas Safety and our Useful Resources
page for more information on other awareness groups and and carbon monoxide safety organisations.
*CO Angels launched in the Houses of Parliament at an All Party Parliamentary Gas Safety Group meeting in November 2010.
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by joining the 10 by 20 campaign
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