What should you do in an emergency?

  • Remove the victim from the contaminated area immediately

  • Place them in the open air

  • Give pure oxygen if available

  • Keep them at rest - avoiding all exertion

  • Call for medical help urgently

Remember: evacuate, ventilate, communicate

If you suspect that an appliance is leaking carbon monoxide turn it off, open all doors and windows and get it checked by a qualified professional as soon as possible.

More information

CO-Awareness website (opens in new window)

Carbon monoxide awareness (new window PDF 1.5 MB)

Carbon monoxide - Camping safety (new window PDF 1.58 MB)

Carbon monoxide - Holiday safety (new window PDF 1.64 MB)

Last updated: Wednesday 25 April 2018