Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning claims around 50 lives each year in the UK. Caused by the incomplete combustion of natural gas (e.g. due to faulty boilers or other gas appliance) CO can’t be seen, smelt or tasted, and is often referred to as ‘the silent killer.’
We educate and protect the region against CO, through schools workshops, public awareness campaigns and by equipping all our emergency engineers with handheld CO detectors. We also work closely with other gas distributors and charities on joint activity.
You can read more about our responsibility to prevent hardship and risk to health in our Community Promises.