Think CO Workshop

Thu, 26/04/2018

Think CO Workshop 
Wednesday 2nd May 2018
There are two sessions:  9.30am - 12.30pm and 1.00pm - 4.00pm


As someone who provides help and care in someone’s own home, you are trained in many issues that affect the vulnerable people you support, but are you carbon monoxide (CO) aware?  Do you know about the sources of carbon monoxide in a home, and the signs and symptoms of CO poisoning, especially low level poisoning? Would you know what to do in an emergency situation or if you suspected low level, long term exposure to the gas? Exposure to carbon monoxide has been linked to an increased risk of falls, as well as early signs of dementia.


The Gas Safe Charity is running a programme of free "Think CO" workshops in 2018. The workshops will build on the programme run last year where over 300 public bodies, charities and private home care agencies attended which reached over 300,000 staff and volunteers. The workshops are aimed at frontline staff or volunteers and managers. People who attended in 2017 included social workers, call centre workers, handypersons, health and safety officers, falls prevention officers, welfare benefit staff, environmental health officers and OTs from across the public, health, charitable and private home care sectors.


By the end of a Think CO workshop, participants:

  • have a basic understanding of carbon monoxide and are able to identify the sources, signs and symptoms of CO 
  • are able to review the home environment using this knowledge, assess the situation and decide what action is needed, if any

The overall aim is to enable clients and service users to be safer in their own homes, as well as ensure that employers meet their duty of care to their staff. 


All participants will also receive a pack of information to use with colleagues at team meetings, training events. 

For further information or to book, please contact the Money Skills team on 01204 33 1968.