However, whilst the majority of respondents do have a system in place for installing CO alarms, a concerning 38% do not.
(PRWEB UK) 1 May 2013
It has been reported in HVP that the survey was filled out by those responsible for gas safety in housing associations across the UK. Carbon monoxide poisoning was a large feature of the study, with the 106 participants asked questions about the deadly substance. 88% claimed to have processes in place to deal with the occurrence of CO. 42% revealed they had not had to deal with any incidents of CO poisoning in the past 12 year. However, whilst the majority of respondents do have a system in place for installing CO alarms, a concerning 38% do not.
It was also revealed that a third of repairs and maintenance work is carried out by an internal workforce, compared with the two thirds that use an external force. The same is true for safety and service checks as well as installation work.
Renowned for their Carshalton emergency plumbers, Plumber 24 Hours also operates throughout the country, also specialising in gas safety advice. Having been heavily involved within the industry for a number of years, the team were naturally intrigued by the latest news. A representative shares their thoughts on the subject.
“It is really positive to see that the majority of those surveyed have systems in place to deal with incidents involving carbon monoxide, however it is concerning to hear that as many as 38% do not have alarms in place. Because carbon monoxide is tasteless and odourless it really is essential to have an audible detector fitted.
“What we also found extremely interesting was that so much installation, maintenance and repair work is being carried out by external forces. This may be due to higher reliability or faster response times.”
Plumber 24 Hours is the nation’s leading emergency plumber company. Run by Martin Smith, the firm offers plumbers, gas engineers, oil engineers, drainage engineers and emergency electricians and works to provide a 24 hour domestic and commercial plumbing service 365 days of the year. With customer service the principle concern, Plumber 24 Hours has been noted by magazines as the most reliable plumbing emergency company. The company also makes use of the latest technology on the internet to make sure everything runs smoothly.