November 20, 2019

What could be giving you a false alarm?

Unwanted Fire Alarm Signals are a concern to both business and Fire and Rescue Services. Most fire alarm systems cause no problems but those that frequently have false alarms cost the UK in excess of £1 billion a year. There are many causes of false fire alarms. Here are some example reasons listed below: Common false activations can be caused by airborne pollutants, cooking fumes, insects and steam or dust. Make sure staff and contractors are aware of where detectors […]
November 18, 2019
CO Alarm

Where should I install CO Alarm at home?

Carbon Monoxide Detector Placement: Where to install CO Alarms in Your Home. At least one carbon monoxide detector must be installed on each floor of your home, including the basement. You’ll also want to consider adding a detector in your garage if it’s attached to your home. And most importantly, install a carbon monoxide detector inside or directly outside of each bedroom or sleeping area. The effects of carbon monoxide are nearly impossible to detect when sleeping. If CO is […]
November 15, 2019
CO Poisoning

The Dangers of CO Poisoning

We have put together short blog on CO Poisoning to help consumers understand the dangers. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that has no smell or taste. Breathing it in can make you unwell, and it can kill if you’re exposed to high levels. Every year there are around 60 deaths from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in England and Wales. After carbon monoxide is breathed in, it enters your bloodstream and mixes with haemoglobin (the part of red blood cells […]
November 14, 2019
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

Join CAVIUS for Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

From the 18th-23rd of November 2019, the CO Awareness week will be the first CO industry collaborative awareness week of its type. The Silent Killer Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas that can kill you quickly. It is called the “silent killer” because it is colourless, odourless, tasteless and non- irritating. If the early signs of CO poisoning are ignored, a person may lose consciousness and be unable to escape the danger. More people die from carbon monoxide exposure than any […]