NARU supports Carbon Monoxide Awareness

CO Awareness and NARU

NARU has long supported CO Awareness, a charity set up in 2006 to provide support to those poisoned by carbon monoxide and raise awareness about the dangers.

Unfortunately the charity is no longer operating but you can continue to make use of their excellent resources here.


What are the issues?
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless, highly poisonous gas that can kill in minutes. Carbon Monoxide poisoning can be caused by ANY fuel that burns or smoulders.

Watch out for the symptoms:

  • Mild headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness

Carbon Monoxide poisoning can strike in many different and unexpected ways. CO Awareness have produced a range of safety posters and leaflets, which are shown below.

CO Awareness Checklist
Support the CO Pledge
Home Safety
Camping (flyer)
Holiday – portable alarm
Awareness at Home
Protecting Children
Checking your CO – who qualifies?
Stoves and Ranges
CO Awareness and Babies
Alarm Advice
The Weakest Link
Four Steps to CO Awareness

Resources for Schools:
Raising awareness and reducing the risks of carbon monoxide – key stage 2 lesson plan

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month will be running throughout November.

If you require additional information, or high-resolution versions of the above resources for print, please email Lynn Griffiths or call 07715 899 296.

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