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Gas Safe Register
The official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances.

Gas Safe Charity
"Our mission is to put an end to deaths, injuries and illness caused by dangerous gas work and faulty or poorly cared for gas appliances in the home."

www.getgassafe.org.uk
Packed with materials to help teach children about gas safety, carbon monoxide awareness and general home safety.

NHS Choices video

Expert explaining the causes and effects of CO poisoning

HSE videos

People affected by CO poisoning

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All Party Parliamentary Group on Gas Safety

The All Party Parliamentary Gas Safety Group provides an opportunity for Parliamentarians, gas industry representatives and other key stakeholders to discuss issues affecting the gas industry and consumers. The Group's members are committed to raising awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide and other related issues amongst Parliamentarians, the Government and the general public.

It is cross-party and independent. The Group also hosts regular events for Parliamentarians, civil servants and key industry players, to enable discussion, idea sharing and the dissemination of information relating to gas safety matters. It has recently produced a report called Preventing Carbon monoxide which is available as a pdf on the site.

www.policyconnect.org.uk/appgsg/

Bluewatch

Blue Watch is a fire and home safety scheme, set up by the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA), through CFOA Services Ltd (CSL) and is supported by UK fire and rescue services (FRS). Blue Watch aims to help landlords, letting agents and tenants make their properties safer from the risks of fire and carbon monoxide. The Blue Watch symbol is the sign of a safer property - it says a trusted fire safety professional has validated that safety measures are installed and working within the property.

The Bluewatch website provides useful safety advice for landlords and tenants and also jhas a range of safety products including CO alarms available in its shop.

www.bluewatch.co.uk

Campaign organisations

CO Angels

CO Angels vision is for everyone to have a carbon monoxide alarm in their home, with a campaign to achieve 10 million alarms in homes by 2020. However they recognise the importance of regular maintenance on all fuel burning appliances such as gas cookers, gas grills and boilers, in addition to encouraging people to get their chimneys swept annually and increasing awareness on what to do if people think they've been poisoned.

www.co-angels.co.uk

The Carbon Monoxide and Gas Safety Society

The Carbon Monoxide and Gas Safety Society is an independent registered charity which works to try to reduce accidents from Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning and other gas dangers. The Charity lobbies for changes, which will help to achieve this and offers help and advice to victims of CO poisoning. The website also has details of the annual schools poster competition and other useful educational materials.

www.co-gassafety.co.uk

Energy Suppliers and Gas safety

The following may have further information about their role in gas safety:

The National Grid, which also has a pdf version of an informative poster.

British Gas has information on CO awareness.

Wales and West Utilities have just released a video on CO awareness called "The Silent Killer"

Energy UK is a communications organisation set up by six of the leading energy suppliers. Its website includes information about CO safety and also links to the campaign website www.co-bealarmed.co.uk, which has videos and general advice on gas safety.