RR439 - A review of carbon monoxide incident information for 2003/04: 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 eighth report of a series that is being published, starting with the 1996/97 report. It covers the
financial reporting period 2003/04. The incidents are only described by postcode to ensure anonymity.
During this period there were 36 domestic piped natural gas incidents and 2 LPG incidents reported. In
addition 2 incidents on the Isle of Man and an LPG incident from the previous year is covered.
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