According to the NHS, more than 200 people go to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning each year, which leads to around 50 deaths
Social housing provider Regenda is to install carbon monoxide detectors across its 3,000-strong Merseyside homes portfolio.
According to the NHS, more than 200 people go to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning each year, which leads to around 50 deaths.
The Regenda Group is looking to combat the problem through the installation of CO detection alarms.
The new alarm, Aico’s Ei208, allows engineers to quickly extract data from the unit via a smart phone application.
A simple to read report is generated immediately, giving details of any incidents along with historical data.
While many private landlords have been required to install both smoke and carbon monoxide alarms since the introduction of new legislation in 2015, there has been no such legislation for providers of social housing.
However, Regenda has decided to put customer safety first and roll out the new installations across both its Regenda Homes and Redwing Living properties.
Andrew Grice, compliance technical manager at Regenda Homes, said: “We are passionate about protecting our customers and reducing any risks to the lowest level possible.
“The CO alarm installation programme is a 10-month project and will be carried out by our in house contractor, M&Y Maintenance and Construction, at the time of the gas service.”