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CRR 374/2001
Joint industry programme on carbon monoxide issues:

A review of carbon monoxide incident information for 1996/7 produced from the full investigation of incidents which had resulted from the use of piped natural gas and LPG within Great Britain.

This report has been prepared as part of the Joint Industry Programme (JIP) Addressing Carbon Monoxide (CO) Issues and within the Incident Data project area. The aim of this project is to identify common causes of CO incidents related to appliance and system design, installation and maintenance. This information has been collected together by BG Technology for analysis. Information for incidents since 1996/97, which was prior to the setting up of the JIP, has been obtained from industry reports and is to be reported as part of the JIP. This is the first report covers the period 1996/97. Historical data has also been used within the report from previously unpublished internal company reports. This information has been used to show incident trends. The report indicates that flueing and ventilation faults were common in many domestic incidents. Domestic wet central heating system boilers were responsible for the majority of casualties.

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Updated 2010-03-18