UK to launch review into carbon monoxide alarms

It will examine the current regulations closely to establish whether they remain fit for purpose

Glasto fans get in-tents poisoning warning

A new initiative aims to spread awareness about the danger of bringing lit barbecues inside tents. Glastonbury 2017 and Festival Republic have come together to help festival goers avoid the deadly effects of carbon monoxide poisoning that can arise from continuing to cook or trying to stay warm in enclosed areas. Emily Eavis, Co-Organiser of […]

Businesses urged to get annual gas safety checks

Workers in the UK could be at risk from the dangers of gas and carbon monoxide, new research suggests. It found one in five small businesses have experienced gas health and safety issues, which includes unsafe appliances and carbon monoxide or gas leaks. That has led to lost trading hours (14%), lost revenue (11%) and […]

£3.3m Scottish fund for hydrogen buses

The Scottish Government today announced a £3.3million funding for a hydrogen bus fleet in Aberdeen. The first phase of the project will include 10 hydrogen fuel-cell buses, which will apparently produce zero local emissions. Scottish & Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD) will develop an integrated ‘whole hydrogen’ system, using wind energy to produce and store […]

ENA call for carbon monoxide alarm improvement

The Energy Networks Association has given its support to a campaign after a report from a parliamentary inquiry revealed that 50 people die every year from carbon monoxide poisoning. ENA Chief Executive David Smith welcomed the report: “The recommendations from this report are very important and point to the need for increased support and cooperation […]

Coal mines collapse in South China

Two coal mines in South China have collapsed, trapping 19 coal miners, according to reports. Forty-nine out of 71 miners escaped, while three bodies have been recovered. Rescue efforts to free the trapped miners from the Zhangcun Coal Mine have been held up by high levels of carbon monoxide. They have halted the operation until […]