The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSE NI) have launched its annual public awareness campaign – “Watch Out. Carbon Monoxide Kills”.

The campaign aims to help prevent carbon monoxide deaths and poisoning in Northern Ireland this winter and comes less than a month after provisions which makes it compulsory for all new homes in Northern Ireland to have a carbon monoxide alarm installed. It warns people of the dangers of this silent killer from oil, gas, coal and solid fuel and calls on everyone to act now to stay safe.

With winter under way and heating systems and solid fuel fires being used more, this targeted, hard-hitting campaign reminds homeowners to make sure their chimneys and flues are cleaned at least once a year, and that appliances, such as heaters, boilers and cookers, are serviced at least annually by a registered engineer. It also demonstrates how installing an audible carbon monoxide alarm in your home can help protect you, and your family.

You can find out more about the campaign at: http://cedr.ec/ix