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RR542 - A review of carbon monoxide incident information, for 2004/05, 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 written by Advantica as a continuation of the work established during the Joint Industry Programme (JIP) Addressing Carbon Monoxide Issues, within the Incident Data project area. The aim of this work is to identify common causes of CO incidents related to appliance and system design, installation and maintenance. This information can then be used to further improve customer safety, to target expenditure on CO incident prevention and to identify further research work.

As part of the JIP project a national data collection scheme for piped natural gas and LPG Carbon Monoxide (CO) incidents, which occur within Great Britain, was established by Advantica. This was with the support of the HSE and the gas industry. This report provides information collected via the national data collection scheme.

This is the ninth report of a series that has been published since its first report for 1996/97, and covers the financial reporting period 2004/05. The incidents are only described by postcode to ensure anonymity. During this period details of 27 domestic piped natural gas incidents were submitted to Advantica and constitute the main part of the report. Details of an LPG incident, an incident in commercial premises, and 1 domestic incident not included in the previous year’s report are presented in appendices.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2010-03-19