Carbon Monoxide (CO) Gas Safety Awareness

This BPEC certified Carbon Monoxide (CO) awareness course contains information which will raise the awareness of the dangers associated with carbon monoxide. This course is ideal for delegates from organisations that have responsibility for maintaining gas safety in their properties such as local authorities, hospitals and landlords. The information you learn on this course could also save your life, those of your loved ones and clients.

Course objectives

The training material produced will serve both as a means of learning as well as a tool for future reference. The course objectives of this awareness are to enable delegates to understand the dangers of CO and how CO can affect you.

The training course covers:

  • Are you at risk from carbon monoxide?
  • Carbon monoxide facts, products of combustion and what it is
  • Combustion/flues and chimneys (not gas training)
  • Why is CO so toxic?
  • How quickly CO can kill
  • What fuels and appliances can produce CO and what causes CO to be produced
  • How to prevent CO being produced
  • How can you tell if CO is present?
  • The effects of CO on the body
  • The symptoms of CO poisoning and diagnosing CO poisoning
  • Landlords’ Responsibilities
  • CO alarms, the need to use alarms to EN 50291 and emergency procedures
Assessment Information

The assessment involves a small number of questions to answer at the end of the awareness training. As this is awareness training the certificate will not lead to a qualification but will act as proof of attendance and understanding of the dangers of CO. There is no expiry for this awareness training but we recommend you consider retaking it after five years. The course is reviewed annually.

Further Information

The course has been developed by ex-British Gas investigator and trainer Roland Johns in conjunction with independent registered charity, CO-Gas Safety, The Carbon Monoxide and Gas Safety Society founded in 1995. The charity has collected, collated and published data on deaths and injuries from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning from all fuels since 01/09/1995. Please see

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Gas Safety Awareness
Duration1 day
Campus / Adult Skills CentreColchester Campus
Start DateThis course runs a number of times throughout the year. Please contact us for the next available dates.
Attendance9am start
PricePrice on Application


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