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Carbon Monoxide

You can’t smell, hear or see Carbon Monoxide… how can you protect yourself and your family?

What is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon Monoxide (chemical symbol: CO) is a colourless, odourless, tasteless and toxic gas created by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels (gas, oil, coal and wood), as used in our everyday appliances such as heaters, engines and boilers.

Why is Carbon Monoxide dangerous?

Having no colour, smell or taste means that it is very hard to detect. Inhaling carbon monoxide reduces the blood's ability to carry oxygen, leaving the body's organs and cells starved of oxygen.

Each year, over 50 people die in the UK as a direct result of exposure to Carbon Monoxide Gas (CO). Many more people die through strokes and respiratory illness made worse by inhaling low levels of CO over prolonged periods. Still, more are left with permanent damage and invalidity. Pregnant women are particularly at risk.

Symptoms

The symptoms of mild Carbon Monoxide poisoning are similar to those of viral cold infections: headache, nausea, dizziness, sore throat and dry cough.

More severe poisoning can result in a fast and irregular heart rate, over-breathing (hyperventilation), confusion, drowsiness and difficulty breathing. Ultimately it leads to coma and death.

Concentration of CO in the air Implications of Exposure
50 parts per million (ppm) Safety level as specified by the Health and Safety Executive for a maximum of 30 minutes.
200 PPM Slight headache within 2-3 hours.
400 PPM Frontal headache within 1-2 hours, becoming widespread in 3 hours.
800 PPM Dizziness, nausea, convulsions within 45 minutes, insensible in 2 hours.

Source: carbonmonoxidekills.com

How to protect yourself and your family

  • Make sure rooms and heaters are well ventilated.
  • Have your chimneys and flues checked regularly.
  • Make sure boilers and heaters are maintained and serviced regularly.
  • [createSectionLinkWithAnchor=1413]Buy a Carbon Monoxide Detector.[/createSectionLinkWithAnchor]

A Carbon Monoxide Detector will measure the concentration of Carbon Monoxide in a room and sound an alarm if the CO concentration is higher than permitted. A wide range are available from portable battery-powered alarms to mains-powered units that interlink with Grade D smoke and heat alarms, so the whole house will be alerted to a potential CO leak. Some CO alarms even have digital displays that show the current and peak level of CO present at that location.

CE Marking

The letters 'CE' on a product are the manufacturer's claim that the product meets the requirements of all relevant European Directives.

CE marking on a product:

  • Indicates that the product can be legally sold within the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Area (EFTA)
  • Ensures the product can move freely throughout the European Single Market
  • Indicates to customers that the product meets designated minimum safety standards and therefore a minimum level of quality

CE marking is mandated by New Approach Directives. Many products are covered by these directives and to be placed on the market in the EU, some must bear CE marking - it is a legal requirement.

From the end of May 2002 the manufacture of fire extinguishers became subject to the Pressure Equipment Directive of the EU. Compliance with this Directive is mandatory and is aimed at ensuring the safety of such products across the EU. Once satisfactorily tested, products can bear the CE Mark. GLORIA was the first manufacturer in Europe to gain CE markings for its complete range of fire extinguishers.

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CIEH - Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

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The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health is responsible for environmental standards, implementing legislation within the industry and accrediting courses to educate users on correct practice.

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Combined Electronic Lock and Key Lock

Combined electronic lock and key lock devices feature a 5 digit programmable keypad along with additional key lock security.

The electronic lock can be used on its own while the key lock is left in the unlocked position, but when the key lock is locked both the electronic combination and the key are required to open the safe.

Two keys are supplied with the safe as standard.

Combined Combination Lock And Key Lock

Combined combination lock and key lock devices feature a 3 digit mechanical combination dial along with additional key lock security.

The combination lock can be used on its own while the key lock is left in the unlocked position, but when the key lock is locked both the combination and the key are required to open the safe.

Two keys are supplied with the safe as standard.

Combined Electronic Lock and Key Lock

Combined electronic lock and key lock devices feature a 4-8 digit programmable keypad (a maximum of 6 user codes can be added to the memory feature) along with additional key lock security.

The electronic lock can be used on its own while the key lock is left in the unlocked position, but when the key lock is locked both the electronic combination and the key are required to open the safe.

Two keys are supplied with the safe as standard.

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COSHH - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

COSHH is a regulation which requires employers to control a substance that is classified as hazardous to health.

CPR Device

The CPR device (CPRD) is a sensor unit which is attached to the AED and provides real-time feedback and guidance during CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). The sensor allows the AED to coach the user and ensure that the correct depth is achieved when compressing the victims chest and the correct rhythm is maintained.

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