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Burn Better and Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2021

This week is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2021
22 – 28 November 2021

Gas Emergency Service number 0800 111 999

The ‘Burn Better’ campaign is a joint initiative supported by Defra, the Solid Fuel Association and HETAS to help reduce emissions and improve people’s health. This year the initiative is calling on those with solid fuel appliances in their homes to help improve air quality. 

Hetas website

Hetas have helpfully produced 3 videos about Carbon Monoxide on YouTube, telling you about alarm positioning, signs and symptomps of carbon monoxide poisoning as well as how to prevent CO exposure.

Video 1 – Protect Yourself and Your Family From Carbon Monoxide

Video 2 – Protect Yourself and Your Family from Carbon Monoxide – Alarm Placement

Video 3 – Signs & Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and What to do if you Suspect a Carbon Monoxide Escape

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week – Key Messages

  1. Carbon monoxide is not only a killer: Sub-lethal poisoning is associated with chronic health conditions
  2. Symptoms of exposure + COMA: Raising awareness to aid identification of potential exposures
  3. Staying safe: Behaviours that increase & reduce CO risks, Gas Emergency Service number 0800 111 999

More info at the Hetas website

The ‘Burn Better’ campaign aims to offer:

  1. advice about choosing the cleanest fuels
  2. ensuring if you burn wood it is Ready to Burn
  3. the servicing of your appliance and the safety of your chimney

More info on the Burn better campaign