Carbon monoxide safety

What is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a highly poisonous gas that can kill. Appliances that burn fossil fuels, such as gas, can produce carbon monoxide if they have not been properly installed or regularly serviced. At npower we take your safety seriously. That's why we've put together this information to help you watch out for potential hazards and stay safe around your gas supply.

This colourless, odourless, tasteless, poisonous gas is often referred to as the ‘silent killer’, as it is virtually untraceable. However, with just a few key safety checks and preventative measures, you can keep yourself and your household safe from the negative effects of a carbon monoxide leak. Find out more about carbon monoxide, its effects and the causes of CO poisoning by clicking on the guides below. And don’t forget to check if you’re eligible for a free Gas Safety Check.


Sources of carbon monoxide poisoning and what to look out for


Find out more about carbon monoxide alarms, installation and testing


Find out how to recognise the early symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning

What to do

Find out what to do if you suspect someone has carbon monoxide poisoning

Tenants and Landlords

Read about carbon monoxide regulations for rental properties