It's your responsibility to check for Carbon Monoxide
As property managers, fire safety is one of the biggest concerns we have, especially when working with large, multiple occupancy buildings. We work with RES, who manage all our Fire Risk Assessments. However, one of the things that individuals must be aware of, is their need to be mindful of their responsibilities in this area both regarding fire but also Carbon Monoxide (CO). Our responsibilities as property managers do not extend to your appliances in your property.
Essential points to check regarding Carbon Monoxide (CO)
1. Check the colour of the flames in your appliances, if they are orange, there may be a problem. Ensure gas appliances are serviced every year. (Also if you have eye level gas grill, get this checked too.)
2. New blocks of flats don't tend to have chimneys but a high percentage of our property portfolio includes older buildings with chimneys. Make sure yours isn't blocked - get the chimney sweeps in.
3. Are you a tenant? Check your landlord has a gas safety certificate.
4. Install a CO alarm approved to BS EN 50291, if you need help, do ask us.