As a Landlord, you have a long list of things you need to do. How high on that list is keeping you tenants safe from Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO)?
Make sure you know how to protect them with the Landlord’s Guide. It covers:
Landlord’s duty of care to their tenants
What types of alarms should be fitted
Where alarms should be fitted
How to interlink/connect alarms
How to maintain alarms
Standards to be met
What are the risks?
The effects of CO poisoning look similar to flu – with symptoms like headaches, nausea and fatigue. Small leaks can leave lasting damage on a persons brain if exposed over long periods of time. In bad CO leaks a person can be left unconscious and dying within minutes.
Parts per millions (ppm) COEffects on adult humans bodyA CO alarm* will alert to the danger
100 Slight headaches after 2 to 3 hours Within 90 minutes
200 Mild headaches, dizziness. nausea and tiredness after 2-3 hours Within 40 minutes
400 Frontal headache and nausea after 1 to 2 hours. Life threatening after 3 hours. Within 3 minutes
800 Severe headaches, dizziness and convulsions within 45 minutes.
Unconsciousness and death possible within 2 to 3 hours Within 3 minutes
1600 Headaches, dizziness and nausea within 20 minutes.
Collapse, unconsciousness and death possible within 1 to 2 hours Within 3 minutes
3200 Headaches, dizziness and nausea within 5 to 10 minutes.
Death within 25-30 minutes Within 3 minutes
Why do I need CO alarms? As a landlord you have a Duty of Care to the people living in your property. Part of that
As a landlord you have a Duty of Care to the people living in your property. Part of that means giving your tenants the earliest possible warning of CO to enable them to escape and call out a Gas Safe registered engineer to find the leak.
It’s key to remember that you cannot see, smell or taste CO. an alarm is the only way to detect of this serious risk. You as a landlord could be held liable for any injury or harm caused to your tenant in your property if there is a CO leak, so make sure you are covered.
Common sources of CO include the following wood, oil or gas fuelled appliances:
Vehicles run in closed garages
Wood burning stoves
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