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Spot the danger signs of CO

You’ll be able to spot existing and potential CO dangers by recognizing these tell-tale signs:

  • Staining, sooting, or discolouration around the appliance

  • Appliances that burn slowly or have orange or “floppy” flames, or that go out unexpectedly 

  • A yellow or orange flame; it should be blue

  • Condensation or dampness on walls or windows in the room after the appliance is lit

  • A strange smell when the appliance is on

  • Rusting or water streaking on an appliance cabinet, vent, or chimney

  • Loose or disconnected vent/chimney connections or guards

  • Smouldering BBQs 

  • Crumbling or damaged masonry in chimneys, excess smoking from a wood or coal fire, or a room filling with smoke from an open fire or wood burner

Avoid the following:

  • Using camp lanterns and stoves inside tents or caravans without adequate ventilation

  • Using generators or BBQs indoors or close to windows or ventilation units

  • Drying clothes on appliances in a way that blocks ventilation or air flow

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