The Carbon Monoxide All Fuels Action Forum exists to bring together all organisations and stakeholders committed to tackling carbon monoxide poisoning in the UK.
The Forum promotes collaboration and knowledge sharing between industry, charities, parliamentarians and policymakers, as well as coordinating awareness-raising campaign activities across the sector.
Launched formally in Parliament in October 2012, the Forum's initiation is one of several key recommendations made in "Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning"; the 2011 Inquiry Report by the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (then called the All-Party Parliamentary Gas Safety Group).
The Inquiry, chaired by Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, recognised the need for greater cooperation between the various organisations working to eradicate the threat of CO poisoning, and recommended the creation of a body that could facilitate collaboration and partnership working between organisations.
Chaired by Steve Miller, an assembly member at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), the Carbon Monoxide All Fuels Action Forum provides a platform for key stakeholders to inform policymaking, improve safety standards, develop effective regulation, raise public awareness and, ultimately, help eradicate carbon monoxide poisoning in the UK. The Forum was formerly chaired by David Kidney, Head of Policy at the Charted Institute of Environmental Health, and former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.