Know What to do if Your CO Alarm is Activated

Knowing what to do if your carbon monoxide alarm is activated could save your life. Never ignore a carbon monoxide alarm.

Steps to Stay Safe

If you hear a carbon monoxide alarm or suspect there is a carbon monoxide leak you should follow these steps.

Open Doors & Windows

Open as many doors and windows as possible to allow fresh air to circulate and reduce the concentration of CO.

Turn Off Appliances

Turn off and stop using all the appliances that you suspect could be causing the carbon monoxide leak.

Evacuate the Property

Get everybody, including pets, out of the property as quickly as possible and leave doors and windows open behind you.

Seek Medical Advice

If anyone is suffering from the symptoms or effects of carbon monoxide poisoning seek medical advice immediately.

Contact Your Fuel Supplier

You should contact the relevant authority or association for your fuel type using their emergency contact number.

Inform Your Neighbours

Let any adjoining neighbours know about the alarm becasue carbon monoxide can seep through walls floors and ceilings.

Don't go back Inside

Don't go back into the propery untill it has been properly checked and verified safe to enter by a certified professional.

Don't use your Appliance

Don't use the affected appliance until it has been checked and certified as being safe by an approved engineer.

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