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Helping you monitor CO levels

30 May 2012

Risk management is a crucial aspect of business and it's vital you successfully control the dangers associated with your line of work. Not only is this important when it comes to protecting people and property, it's also crucial in terms of legal compliance. If you don't implement the right safety measures, you could quickly fall foul of the regulations that are in place.

For example, you may have to arrange electrical testing. This can be crucial as a means of preventing fires, electric shocks and so on. Also, it may be necessary to arrange checks of your carbon dioxide (CO) detectors.

CO is a poisonous gas and it's often referred to as the 'silent killer' because it has no smell, taste or colour. It's produced by the incomplete combustion of carbon-based fuels like gas, oil and solid fuels, including wood.

BS EN 50292:2002 states that, ideally, you should fit a CO alarm in every room or area where there is a fuel burning appliance.

Sadly, all too often there are stories in the media of people who are killed or seriously injured as a result of inhaling CO. Here at Elecheck we can help you ensure your firm doesn't become the subject of one of these news pieces.

As well as our other fixed and portable appliance testing services, we can supply, install, service and replace CO detectors in line with BS EN 50291:2001 and manufacturers' recommendations.

To find out more about all our electrical inspection services, just take a look around the rest of our website.