Bord na Móna supports Ireland’s annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week from 25th of September to the 1st of October.
Carbon Monoxide is produced when carbon fuels such as coal, wood, gas, petrol or oil don’t have enough oxygen to burn completely. In most cases, people aren’t aware that they’re being exposed to Carbon Monoxide so it’s vital that safety precautions are taken.
Key things to remember about Carbon Monoxide:
Remember the Cause
Carbon Monoxide can be produced when ANY fuel is burnt, including oil, gas, wood and coal.
Remember to Service
To prevent Carbon Monoxide, ensure your appliances are installed and serviced annually by a Registered Gas Installer, a Registered Oil Technician, or a qualified service agent for your fuel type. And make sure vents, flues and chimneys are kept clear.
Remember the Alarm
Carbon Monoxide is odourless and colourless so for added protection, install an audible carbon monoxide alarm. Make sure the alarm complies with EN 50291, carries a CE mark, has an end of life indicator and carries an independent certification mark.
To find out more about Carbon Monoxide causes, symptoms and prevention measures, or to find out about Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2017, call 1850 797979 or visit www.carbonmonoxide.ie.