We’re involved in a range of work to educate and protect the region against Carbon Monoxide (CO).
- Making a safety pitch to campers
iFEST is an online game which raises awareness of the dangers of CO among campers and festival goers. BBQs and camping stoves can be a cause of CO if used close to tent openings, or inside tents.
The game has been played 4,381 times to date with an opportunity to be seen by 585,349 people on Facebook and Twitter as a result of the accompanying social media campaign.
You can play the game here.
- Promoting CO awareness in local communities
All our engineers responding to reports of a gas escape carry advanced CO detection equipment. Once the situation has been made safe, they also deliver in-home CO safety briefings for customers.
We carried out more than 3,900 such briefings in 2015/16, as well as engaging the public through partnerships with the fire service; training for our own colleagues, a CO poster competition for schools and support for national Gas Safety Week.
We have also begun a programme to train third party individuals in CO awareness, so they can help spread the word among their own customer and stakeholder group. So far, we have trained 30 individuals – providing a low cost way of raising community awareness.