Sticking to some basic but very important gas safety rules within the home will assist to protect you and your family from the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning with regular gas testing.
Gas testing tips
- Service all gas and fuel-burning appliances every 1 – 2 years by a qualified gasfitter/plumber. Ensure they are qualified for Type A Appliance Servicing work (check the back of their license) and check they have completed the carbon monoxide testing course.
- Ensure all chimneys and flues are swept and inspected annually.
- Always make sure there is enough fresh air in the room while operating your gas and fuel-burning appliance.
- Have a qualified gasfitter install a high standard audible carbon monoxide alarm outside sleeping and living areas.
- Never bring an outdoor gas or fuel-burning appliance inside your home/tent or caravan.
- Never leave your vehicle engine running idle in an enclosed space, i.e., an attached garage to your home.
A carbon monoxide alarm can provide added protection against carbon monoxide in emergency situations. An alarm is NO substitute for proper use and upkeep of appliances.