|Document ID (ISN)||103501|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report RR 238
Health and Safety Executive
||A review of carbon monoxide incident information for 2002/03
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2004. vi, 88p. Illus. 4 ref. Price: GBP 25.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr238.pdf [in English]
||The aim of this project was to identify common causes of carbon monoxide (CO) incidents related to appliance and system design, installation and maintenance. The work involved analysing CO incident statistics, which enabled the identification of the most common causes of CO incidents. There were 12 CO poisoning fatalities caused by faulty appliances in 2002-2003. The most common causes were lack of servicing and faults in the flueing and ventilation systems. As a result of this work, recommendations are made with respect to further improving customer safety, targeting expenditure on CO incident prevention and further research work.
||poisoning; notification of accidents and diseases; fatalities; carbon monoxide
||natural gas; local exhaust; analysis of accident causes; United Kingdom; report; safety by design; gas heating; ventilation systems; research; causes of accidents; gas distribution; maintenance
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Notification of accidents and diseases