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Buy an audible Carbon Monoxide alarm

Most audible CO alarms are battery operated, so you can take them with you if you move home or go on holiday. They last 5-7 years.

Audible alarms typically cost around £20, and can be bought at DIY stores, plumbing & heating shops or online. They can also be installed by your energy supplier.

Make sure you have a gas safety certificate for all gas appliances, fittings and flues

Landlords are legally obliged to provide an up-to-date Gas Safety Certificate.

Get your gas, oil, or solid fuel appliances checked every 12 months by a registered Gas Safe, HETAS or OFTEC engineer, recognisable by one of the logo’s below:

OFTEC-Logo                      Gas-Safe-Logo

Never use a gas, oil or solid fuel appliance if you think it is not working properly.

Never cover an appliance or block air vents, grilles, flues or air bricks.