Precautions for Early Warning of Carbon Monoxide
WAKE UP urges all householders to take precautions to make sure they have an early warning of carbon monoxide leaks in the home.
- Understand the real danger of carbon monoxide poisoning
- Tell other people about the dangers of CO
- Make sure all heating appliances are regularly serviced by qualified people
- Buy and fit a carbon monoxide alarm in your home
A wide range of CO alarms are available. They include battery-operated digital detectors, combined smoke and CO detectors, and systems that incorporate small portable hand-held units with powerful visible and audible alarms.
Carbon monoxide detectors can be purchased for as little as £20
Some detectors are portable and can easily be moved from room to room
Portable detectors should always be taken on holiday - especially abroad - and be used in hotel rooms, apartments, caravans, boats and anywhere a risk of poisoning may exist.
For more information about the different types of smoke and CO alarm available, and their suitability to meet your particular needs, see the links below.