News Round-up early 2012

11th May 2012. Put out press release containing information and data on tent and barbecue deaths and injuries. Signed by three charities, five groups/individuals and the All Party Parliamentary Gas Safety Group.

19th April 2012 Attended an APPGSG meeting on the leisure industry. It was said that data is needed. We have the data.

12th April 2012 Paul Overton and Stephanie Trotter attended a day to learn about social media kindly held by the Gas Safe Register.

Wales & West Utilities has brought out a film about the silent killer. The link is –

Data Review

CO-Gas Safety has had its data reviewed and validated by Dr. Carolyn Craggs. This was kindly paid for by the Gas Safe Charity. Dr. Craggs’ report has now been sent to the Gas Safe Charity and we are hopeful that that charity will not consider funding the continuation of our work in collecting, collating and publishing the data. CO-Gas Safety first applied to the Gas Safe Charity for funding for the continuation of the work with regard to the data in September 2010. CO-Gas Safety receives no funding from the Department of Health for the data, only for the poster competition.

April 2012.

Held another successful prize giving event at the House of Lords in January 2012. See poster competition page. Baroness Maddock and Lord Hunt of Kings Heath both gave speeches and so did Denis Kerby of Scotia Gas Networks. About 100 people attended.

Public Liability Insurance Survey

We’d like to know how many registered gas installers have Public Liability Insurance (PLI). CO-Gas Safety believes it is in everyone’s interest for registered gas installers to have PLI as it protects your customer and you if things go wrong. However, making PLI mandatory would require a change in the law.

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In return for your participation, every completed survey (one per Registered Gas Installer, ie. per business) will be entered into our prize draw to win a KANE455 CPA1 Flue Gas Analyser worth £649 + VAT!

New website from the Boat Safety Scheme

Boat Safety SchemeRobert McLean
Boat Safety Scheme
64 Clarendon Road
Watford WD17 1DA
Tel: 01923 201353 / 07710 175478

Boaters with solid fuel stoves on their boats have a new source of advice to help avoid the two deadly threats of fire and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, and at the same time, save money on fuel, with the launch of a stove safety portal on the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) stay-safe website,

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Plumbing boss backs campaign to tackle deadly carbon monoxide

MP Paul Blomfield with Charlotte Mason and her winning designPimlico Plumbers founder, Charlie Mullins, is urging others in the trade to follow his lead and back a national campaign aiming to raise awareness for the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

The entrepreneur recently joined MPs, victims of the lethal gas and primary school pupils at a special reception held at the House of Lords, organised by independent, registered charity CO-Gas Safety.

The charity used the event to officially unveil 15 years of data collected on deaths and injuries sustained due to unintentional CO poisoning. According to the research, over the period 594 people have died as a result of the silent killer.

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Important Product Recall

Royal Classic, Calor Classic and Calor Compact portable gas heaters sold after the 1 August 2010.


Unipart is issuing a product recall on some of its portable gas heaters purchased since the 1 August 2010, due to reports that a small number of products have been malfunctioning.

Unipart says that any Royal Classic, Calor Classic or Calor Compact portable heater bought after this date should be immediately switched off and returned to the point of purchase. The affected heaters were sold through Calor centres and other independent retailers.

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Please Help Change the Law

We are very concerned about the other toxins. See under ‘Other toxins’ and also under ‘Blood tests’ on right hand side of ‘Prevention’.

When we raise this issue with Government we are told that carbon monoxide is the main issue. This may be true but then why has so little been done about CO? See below*

Please Help Change the Law

June 9, 2007 by CO-Gas Safety

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