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Carbon Monoxide Detectors


Carbon Monoxide Detectors

It is currently estimated that between 30 and 50 people die each year from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, and that many more are injured from unknowingly inhaling this colourless, odourless and very dangerous gas.

Discount Fire Extinguishers supply a number of carbon monoxide detectors that can be delivered overnight. Installing a carbon monoxide detector in the correct place within your home or business premises and ensuring boilers, ovens and other appliances are properly fitted and maintained will help to keep your home, your busines,s your staff and family safe. An audible carbon monoxide alarm is a good way to ensure you're immediately alerted to any carbon monoxide build up at your place of work or in your home.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Additional Information

  • Carbon monoxide detectors should have an audible alarm - rather just than a 'colour change' or 'back spot' indicator tool - which will sound an alarm when it detects CO
  • Carbon monoxide detectors should have a British Standard EN 50291 mark - also written as BSEN 50291 or shown with the CE mark
  • Carbon monoxide detectors should have a British or European Kite mark, Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) or equivalent testing approval mark.

Setting up and installing your carbon monoxide detector is a straightforward and simple task – just follow the instructions that come with the detector. However here are a few additional tips:

  1. Place the alarm in a central location, such as a hallway/corridor or landing - not in a cupboard or close to an outside door.
  2. According to Energy UK, the optimum location for the carbon monoxide detector is the ceiling.
  3. Place the carbon monoxide detector at least a metre away from boilers, fires, cookers or heaters, but ideally in the same room as the appliance - though not directly above a source of heat or steam.
  4. Test regularly using the test button and replace batteries annually or when the low battery signal sounds.
  5. If you have any fire alarm equipment fitted make sure that the alarm sounds are different.