Carbon Monoxide safety campaign: Alarms Save Lives

This summer, the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group has joined forces with Britain’s four Gas Distribution Networks (GDNs); Wales & West Utilities, SGN, Northern Gas Networks, and Cadent; to raise awareness about the dangers of carbon monoxide with our new campaign 'Carbon Monoxide Alarms Save Lives'. 

In 2022, there will be new rules for carbon monoxide alarms in homes across the UK’s four nations. This means many more people will be protected from harm from poisonous carbon monoxide (CO), if they hear about these changes. Help us to spread the word!

Key messages:

  1. UK alarm laws are changing
  2. Are you protected?
  3. Getting extra help (start here: Gas Distribution Networks (GDNs))

The campaign will run for seven weeks, from 11 July – 28 August. Let’s make sure that everyone knows how to stay safe from carbon monoxide and understands why they need to install carbon monoxide alarms.

Barry Sheerman MP, co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group, said:

“I’m delighted that this year, each of the UK’s four nations is expanding the rules for carbon monoxide alarms. The All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group, which I co-chair, made this recommendation in our report Tenants Safe and Secure in Their Homes in 2017. By making carbon monoxide alarms a legal requirement, governments are sending a strong message – carbon monoxide is seriously harmful. If you don’t have an alarm, you need to get one for your home as soon as possible. Carbon monoxide poisoning can kill, it can also cause harm to our vital organs, and is particularly dangerous for pregnant women and children. Please join our campaign to spread the word about carbon monoxide alarms this summer – and make sure your home is protected.”

Check back here for the latest campaign updates – the webpage and resource pack (for you to download for free) are coming soon!