There are a number of organisations and charities who, along with HETAS, are committed to raising awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide and Carbon Monoxide safety.
Carbon Monoxide Safety Organisations
The All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) is the leading forum for Parliamentarians, civil servants and energy industry representatives to work together to discuss ways of tackling carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, to improve government policy on carbon monoxide safety, and to raise public awareness of the threat posed by deadly CO gas.
CoGDEM is the Council for Gas Detection and Environmental Monitoring with an aim to provide for the efficient organisation and development of the gas detection, gas analysis and environmental monitoring industry and to enhance the common interests of members.
HSE is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness. We are an independent regulator and act in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
We are a registered charity and have been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world for almost 100 years. More than 14,000 people die as a result of accidents across the UK each year. There are millions of other injuries. Accidents cause loss and suffering to the victims and their loved ones, employers and UK society as a whole. We promote safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education.
Charities and Campaigns
CO-Awareness is a registered charity that supports the many victims of Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning and other products of combustion (POC), their families and friends. We campaign for the greater awareness to the dangers of carbon monoxide and other products of combustion associated with the burning of Gas, Oil, Coal and Wood. We campaign for changes in the legislation covering the manufacture, installation and servicing of appliances burning the above fuels and lobby the Government and Industry to improve Carbon Monoxide safety and raise awareness.
Carbon Monoxide – Be Alarmed! is the national campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by carbon monoxide. Since 2008, the campaign has encouraged people to install carbon monoxide alarms in their homes.
The Gis a hug Foundation mission is to educate the public generally and specific groups in particular, such as landlords, local authority staff, the police, schools and fire services, medical and legal professionals and government bodies and employees, about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Also to provide relief to those in need by encouraging and facilitating the installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide monitors in the homes of vulnerable people and those on low incomes and finally to advance the health of people and save the lives of some of the people in Northern Ireland by raising awareness of the importance of having a carbon monoxide monitor in every home.
CO-Gas Safety is an independent registered charity which works to try to reduce accidents from Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning and other gas dangers. We lobby for changes, which will help to achieve this. We also help and advise victims whenever we can.
Our vision is that everyone in the UK understands the dangers of carbon monoxide and takes preventative measures to make sure that they do not fall victim to it, such as buying an audible alarm, having burning appliances checked regularly and taking an alarm when travelling abroad.