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: Hetas.co.uk)