What to do in the Event of a CO Leak
If your CO alarm activates, you should always assume carbon
monoxide has been detected in your home. A loud alarm is a warning that
unusually high and potentially lethal levels of carbon monoxide are present.
Never ignore this alarm as further exposure could be fatal. Immediately
check residents for symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, (see product manual)
and contact the proper authorities to resolve all CO problems. NEVER IGNORE ANY
What to do during a CO alarm:
◆ Keep calm and open the doors
and windows to ventilate the property.
◆ Stop using all
fuel-burning appliances and ensure, if possible, that they are turned off.
the property leaving the doors and windows open.
your gas or other fuel supplier on their emergency number; keep the number in a
◆ Do not
re-enter the property until the alarm has stopped. When exposed to fresh air it
can take up to 10 minutes for the sensor to clear and the alarm to stop,
depending on the level of carbon monoxide detected.
medical help immediately for anyone suffering the effects of carbon monoxide
poisoning (headache, nausea, drowsiness), and advise that carbon monoxide
poisoning is suspected.
◆ Do not
use the appliances again until they have been checked by an expert. Contact a
Gas Safe registered engineer in the case of a gas appliance.