Honeywell Highlights Danger of Co Poisoning

With recently released figures showing there are around 40 deaths and 300 injuries Honeywell highlights the dangers of CO poisioning 3annually due to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, UK manufacturer of home protection systems Honeywell is reminding installers that CO safety goes beyond CO awareness week. It should be a year-round consideration, and so installers should continuously be brushing up on their knowledge of ideal siting and specification of CO alarms.

CO safety is more relevant than ever, with a rising number of CO poisoning incidents throughout the UK. There has been a 10 per cent increase in suspected cases over the last two years,a figure which could be significantly higher than we think, as symptoms of CO poisoning can often be mistaken for other illnesses, such as flu. By following best practice for siting and providing the appropriate level of protection, these injuries and deaths can easily be avoided.

Adrian Keats at Honeywell’s Home Safety business said: “Every day, on average, four people go to the hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning, which is a deeply worrying statistic. Whilst Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is an important time for contractors and installers to refresh their knowledge, it’s vital that we push for CO awareness throughout the year. By continuing the conversation, we can reduce the number of these incidents by educating the public on the most effective and reliable CO alarms available. For contractors and installers, fire and CO are an all too familiar risk, and as industry experts out on the front line they are a vital element in promoting proper precaution and ensuring safety throughout the year.

Honeywell highlights the dangers of CO poisoning“CO safety is about educating both the industry and the general public, and we’re delighted to lend our voice to this incredibly important cause which is so close to our hearts. That’s why we are urging all installers to get on board with CO safety and help stamp out this silent killer.”

For complete protection, a CO alarm should be placed in every room which contains a fuel burning appliance, as well as an alarm in any bedroom in the building. It’s also important to be aware of the benefits of connected systems, which link heat, smoke and CO alarms, for a comprehensive home safety system.


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