Sprue boosts safety with CO alarms
In a bid to ensure a stringent level of safety standards, the FireAngel CO-9X carbon monoxide detector from Sprue Safety Products will be installed in all Christian Action properties protecting tenants from the potential dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Christian Action owns or manages over 1450 homes across the four north London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield, Haringey and Waltham Forest and has an on-going development programme, seeking to meet a range of local needs through the provision of new housing.
Chris Wilkins, Head of Asset Management for Christian Action Housing, comments: “The safety of our tenants in all of our properties is paramount, which is why we are installing carbon monoxide alarms across the portfolio. When it came to choosing the product which best suited our needs, we researched the market and found Sprue Safety Products to be the best choice. Not only do they offer a competitively priced product, but it’s the only CO alarm with diagnostic capabilities. This means that if there is a CO incident we can plug the alarm into a computer to produce a report showing the time, date and most crucially the level of carbon monoxide in the property; this audit trail would prove invaluable in a full investigation.
“In August 2011 our gas maintenance company Liberty Gas (formerly known as Pargas) commenced installing CO alarms on behalf of CAHA as part of the annual boiler servicing programme; the work should be completed by September 2012. Having met with charity campaigners, the CO Angels, at the Houses of Parliament last year, Ed Hickey, the operations director at Liberty Gas was so impressed with their pledge to get 10 million carbon monoxide alarms installed in UK homes by 2020, that he agreed to install the carbon monoxide alarms for free; for this we are incredibly grateful.”
The CO-9X has a tamper-proof internal power pack with a seven year life. Certified to the European Standard BS EN 50291:2001, the battery-operated CO-9X is easy to install and simple to set up. As well as it’s unique diagnostic capability the CO-9X has three LEDs that show power, fault and alarm, so that a visual check can be made to identify if a CO leak has occurred, preventing unnecessary call outs. For elderly or less able residents, there is an easy to use test button and the alarm can be fitted on a wall or shelf for easy access. Warning is given by a loud alarm plus a red flashing LED.