Posted by Twiz Fitch

Carbon Monoxide risk management

An article concerning the legislation and requirements for Carbon Monoxide risk management.


Recent changes in legislation now require the provision of smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors in all properties that are being let and that have solid fuel burners - and soon gas burners also. The new requirements are as follows:

imageCarbon Monoxide detectors will be required in any room that has a gas or solid fuel appliance. This could include an oven, hob, boiler and gas fire. A property that has all four of these devices would require three detectors given that the oven and hob are in the same room. To follow the legislation the detector does not need to be in a fixed state however it is highly recommended that not only is the detector fixed to a static point but photo evidence of compliance is taken. Landlords can if they wish provide and install the detectors or instruct a contractor. Randalls Property Agents are happy to arrange that the detectors are provided and installed and documented to a satisfactory standard.

Where landlords choose to conduct their own detector installations there are companies that can provide this service direct to landlords. In this event a disclaimer will be required by Randalls Property Agents stating that the landlord has taken full responsibility for the Carbon Monoxide risk management.

  • A carbon Monoxide detector to be installed in each room where there is a gas or solid fuel appliance.
  • Replacing batteries is the responsibility of the tenant.
  • All private tenanted properties are included in the legislation.