From October 2010 building regulations stipulated that a Carbon Monoxide detector be fitted in any rooms that have either a replacement or new fixed solid fuel-burning appliance installed.

The carbon monoxide detector must comply with BSEN 50291:2001 and the battery must be capable of powering the detector for its working life. A warning device should be incorporated within the design of the carbon monoxide detector that will warn users that the battery’s life is fast approaching its end.

Fitting a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Below is a great diagram showing the correct positioning of a Carbon Monoxide alarm. (Credit:

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