New warning about LPG Regulators – preventing explosions

Basically if in doubt and your regulator hasn’t been checked recently you should obtain the service of a Gas Safe Registered Engineer qualified in LPG to do this for you as soon as possible.

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CO Awarness Week

We are posting items from APPCOG’s website.

Today we will be drawing attention to the victims of CO, and are sharing videos produced with the generous support of the Katie Haines Memorial Trust of an interview with Katie’s parents on her life and passing from CO poisoning, and a reel of Katie’s life. Please see videos available online via the following links:

‘Losing Katie’ Interview – Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2023 – YouTube

Precious Memories of Katie – Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2023 – YouTube

Videos are also downloadable via the COAW website linked here. When posting please do make use of the subtitled versions for accessibility.

Kane International wins IGEM Lions Lair with CO-Gas Safety

Stephanie Trotter, CO-Gas safety Charity & Jonathan Kane with the IGEM 2023 Lions Lair award

by Ellie Curtis | 10 Feb 2023

Jonathan Kane, our CEO, won the IGEM 2023 Lions Lair competition held in London.

The now legendary IGEM ‘Dragon’s Den’ contest requires contestants to present to over 100 IGEM members for 4 minutes then answer questions.

Jonathan was one of 5 contestants and, speaking for CO-Gas Safety charity & KANE, presented why Gas Emergency Service engineers must test homes & appliances for CO.

This was poignant as this year the competition was renamed the Chris Bielby award in memory of IGEM’s former President & Gas Safety advocate, with the award presented by his wife & daughter.

Jonathan explained CO remains a significant problem and CO alarms cannot detect low levels of CO – The current WHO limit is 4ppm over 24 hours while CO alarms are not triggered until at least 30ppm is detected

Low level CO poisoning is dangerous – victims are ill and confused as are doctors & Accident & Emergency because blood tests are usually taken hours after CO has left the blood stream.

Jonathan highlighted the consequences: Disbelief by families, friends, medics and the Police and a nightmare for traumatized victims.

2 University studies showed over 25% of homes tested had CO levels well above WHO limits.

Jonathan explained CO testing was straightforward & quick – under 2 minutes using the BS7967 approved appliance sweep test – and our KANE458s IAQ – – can test 4 rooms simultaneously for CO migration in 30 minutes.

Some Gas Emergency Service engineers now use KANE458s IAQ analysers to identify & eliminate CO in homes of vulnerable people, funded by OFGEM.

Jonathan asked this now include all Gas Emergency Service engineers since CO affects anyone, not only vulnerable customers, and asked industry to fund a CO victim support group run on similar lines to ASA, the Advertising Standards Agency.

After hearing all 5 presentations, the IGEM judges decided Jonathan was the winner.

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Stephanie Trotter, CO-Gas safety Charity & Jonathan Kane with the IGEM 2023 Lions Lair award

Jonathan thanks IGEM for organising the contest, Chris Bielby’s wife & daughter for presenting the prize and the CO-Gas Safety charity for representing victims so professionally for over 28 years, highlighting simple solutions to end these unnecessary tragedies.

For info on KANE & our KANE458s IAQ, visit or or call 0800 059 0800

For info on CO-Gas Safety, visit

If you or people you know are affected by CO, call the Gas Emergency Service – For info, see here:

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Fuel Bank Foundation launches Fuel Crisis Report 2023

Today, we launch our Fuel Crisis report 2023. This is the third consecutive year we have published the report, the findings are based on a survey of 1,374 people across Great Britain, all of whom had accessed Fuel Bank services in the past year.


Unsurprisingly, given the ongoing challenges faced by the UK, due to the cost-of-living crisis and higher energy prices, the results paint a stark picture of the harsh reality of life for the millions of people who are in fuel poverty. For our client group, this means not having the funds to top up their energy meter or oil tank, and therefore living today or face living tomorrow without heat, light or hot water.


Please find below a link to download the media pack containing: (The link will be live for 7 days from today)

– Copy of report

– Press release

– Briefing sheet

– Social content and supporting imagery


The report can also be accessed on our website:

Fuel-Bank-Fuel-Crisis-Report-2023.pdf (