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RoSPA highlights importance of gas safety

24th October 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has highlighted the issue of gas safety.

It has worked with Gas Safe Charity to renew calls for organisations to register their interest in becoming local partners for the Be Gas Safe programme. The project raises awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The scheme is entering its third year and has distributed over 7,500 CO alarms throughout the UK for use by high risk groups, especially families with young children and older people.

Currently, there are more than 40 local partnerships running in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, with these partners including local authorities, fire services, housing agencies and charity sector organisations.

Ashley Martin, RoSPA’s public health programme manager, said: "As we prepare to enter the winter period, many people will begin to switch on their heating to fight off the cold. Carbon monoxide is known as the ‘silent killer’ because you cannot see it, taste it or smell it - this is why steps need to be taken to reduce the risk."

Mr Martin explained that he is looking forward to hearing from possible partners in England and Wales who want to be involved with the programme.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801653028-ADNFCR


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