Carbon-Monoxide Awareness and giveaway

Carbon-Monoxide Awareness and giveaway
Every year in the UK, more than 200 people go to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, around 40 of those people will die. Young children and the elderly are most at risk of this silent killer. Carbon Monoxide is colourless and odourless and extremely difficult to detect with only your nose. 
Research over the last three years has estimated that one in six homes inspected by the Gas Safe Register was found to have an unsafe gas appliance and one in eleven has an unsafe boiler. This puts lives at risk.
To highlight the issue Corgi HomePlan are running a campaign to encourage every home to install a Carbon Monoxide detector. They’ve also produced a helpful and informative website with advice and details on warning signals to look out for. 
If you experience any of the issues listed below you may have Carbon Monoxide issue and should get your home checked as a matter of urgency.
  • The flame on your cooker should be crisp and blue. Yellow or orange flames mean you need to get your cooker checked
  • Dark staining around or on appliances
  • Sooty marks on the walls around boilers, stoves or the cover of gas fires
  • Pilot lights that frequently go out
  • Increased condensation inside windows
To help make your home safer Corgi HomePlan are offering one of my readers the chance to win a Carbon Monoxide detector for their home. All you need to do to enter, is complete the Rafflecopter form below. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and Conditions

  • A winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter
  • The winner will be notified via email and Twitter (if you leave your handle)
  • ALL entries are checked and if any of your entries are found to be fake ALL of your entries will be disqualified.
  • Fake entries/automated entries will be disqualified. 
  • You will have 28 days to respond to the winning notification, if you don’t a new winner will be chosen.


  1. 6th May 2015 / 5:08 am

    Keep medicines out of reached or lovked away from chilren – also kitchen cleaners that are often stored in low kitchen cupboards.

  2. 6th May 2015 / 8:53 am

    Use the plug covers for all visable plugs with young children around

  3. 6th May 2015 / 10:37 am

    unplug unused plugs at night x

  4. 6th May 2015 / 11:00 am

    Keep all electrical wires tidy & away from toddlers

  5. 6th May 2015 / 11:24 am

    Use socket covers for plugs that young children can reach.

  6. 6th May 2015 / 11:59 am

    If a bear comes close throw sausages at it until it leaves

  7. 6th May 2015 / 12:00 pm

    keep electrical wires all tidy with cable ties

  8. Anonymous
    6th May 2015 / 3:26 pm

    Have your boiler (and gas fire if you have one) serviced regularly to make sure they are working properly,

    Hazel Rea – @beachrambler

  9. 6th May 2015 / 7:44 pm

    Inspect smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for dust and lint build up that can hinder sensors.

  10. 6th May 2015 / 10:09 pm

    Use plug covers on empty sockets – it's not just little fingers, my younger brother once tried to stick his tongue in one!

  11. 7th May 2015 / 6:25 am

    Use plug socket covers!


  12. Anonymous
    7th May 2015 / 9:25 am

    be careful of open windows with little ones, use stay locks @msedollyp

  13. 9th May 2015 / 7:51 pm

    never leave young children by themselves near a stairway without a safety gate in place

  14. 10th May 2015 / 8:36 pm

    Get smoke detectors & Carbon Monoxide detectors

  15. Keena
    10th May 2015 / 8:46 pm

    ensure all windows and doors are locked at night.

  16. 11th May 2015 / 5:21 am

    Don't put you are going on Holiday on Facebook.

  17. Daniel Pickard
    11th May 2015 / 8:21 am

    Test your fuse box each week – just press the circuit trip test button to make sure you are safe

  18. 11th May 2015 / 10:12 am

    Check all the smoke alarms regularly

  19. 11th May 2015 / 11:17 am

    Check all the smoke alarms regularly

  20. Marie B
    11th May 2015 / 11:35 am

    Keep the keys in the window locks. If there ever was a fire and the house was filled with smoke it is easy to unlock the windows if they keys are already there.

  21. Anonymous
    11th May 2015 / 12:11 pm

    Stairgates always locked
    (Spencer Broadley)

  22. 11th May 2015 / 12:14 pm

    Make sure the oven / hob is turned off after use.

  23. 11th May 2015 / 1:20 pm

    Make sure you dont leave items charging unnecessary can cause fires if they overheat

  24. Isabell Whitenstall
    11th May 2015 / 1:28 pm

    Make sure pan handles and pointed away from the edge of the cooker

  25. 11th May 2015 / 3:36 pm

    put child locks on all kitchen cupboards that are in kiddy reach x

  26. Anonymous
    11th May 2015 / 4:50 pm

    Be considerate, careful and safety conscious when cooking, using electrical equipment etc. As distractions / interruptions can be dangerous and costly. If children at home, it is always worthwhile having the children safely occupied whilst an adult is occupied in the kitchen etc. I believe often in the past, and maybe on the return to family life / culture :- one parent may take the children to the local park, whilst the other parent is occupied preparing the family meal. Co-operation, empathy and good team work can allow / encourage a healthy family life.

    Rachel Craig

  27. 11th May 2015 / 4:53 pm

    Keep any medicines well out of reach of children!

  28. 11th May 2015 / 8:55 pm

    Always keep your doors locked

  29. 11th May 2015 / 8:58 pm

    When preparing to baby proof your home get down on your hands and knees so you can spot potential hazards from the baby's level.

  30. 11th May 2015 / 9:05 pm

    Gas boiler and fire checks regular, silent killer

  31. 11th May 2015 / 9:37 pm

    check that your carbon monoxide monitor and smoke alarms are working

  32. 12th May 2015 / 12:00 am

    Use plug socket covers & always make sure smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarms have batteries

  33. 12th May 2015 / 7:18 am

    Check everything is switched off especially ovens and chip pans and check all smoke alarms work properly.

  34. 12th May 2015 / 8:11 am

    Keep pan handles away from little hands reaching up and sharp objects out of reach

  35. 12th May 2015 / 8:56 am

    Keep any blind cords up and out of the way of little people

  36. laura groom
    12th May 2015 / 9:14 am

    make sure all electrical items are turned off after theyve been used

  37. Emma Fox
    12th May 2015 / 9:30 am

    Place pans on the back hobs (if only using one or two) so they are further out of reach from children

  38. 12th May 2015 / 9:53 am

    Turn all unused electric appliances off when not in use, to avoid accidental electrical fires

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

  39. 12th May 2015 / 11:08 am

    make sure you change the batteries on alarms at least once a year rather than when they are almost run out its better to be safe than sorry

  40. 12th May 2015 / 12:15 pm

    Check smoke AND carbon detectors regularly!

  41. 12th May 2015 / 1:21 pm

    always have spare barriers and fuses for emergencies

  42. 12th May 2015 / 5:15 pm

    Test smoke alarms regularly and be careful leaving things plugged in especially hair straighteners

  43. 12th May 2015 / 5:55 pm

    Turn all appliances off when not in use, especially if you are going out x

  44. Anonymous
    12th May 2015 / 6:15 pm

    Turn off appliances at the switch when not in use and keep cables neat and tidy

    Trevor Linvell

  45. Paul Stanley
    12th May 2015 / 7:01 pm

    Don't leave appliances charging overnight

  46. 12th May 2015 / 7:31 pm

    unplug electrical items you are not using

  47. 12th May 2015 / 9:26 pm

    Check the smoke alarm regularly

  48. Chloe
    12th May 2015 / 9:52 pm

    Check smoke alarms regularly

  49. 12th May 2015 / 10:06 pm

    Make sure pan handles don't stick out on the hob and keep the kettle away from the front of your work top

  50. Alastair Gillespie
    13th May 2015 / 1:07 am

    CO monitor, very good

  51. Anonymous
    13th May 2015 / 8:37 pm

    Check fire alarms and make sure all windows are locked.

    George Williamson

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