To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning:

  • only use barbeques, charcoal briquettes/beads or grills, outdoor heaters or gas lanterns outside - they can produce carbon monoxide even if there is no smoke
  • only use generators outside and make sure the generator is not near a window or door and is pointed away from the house
  • do not leave your car running in the garage, even when the garage door is open
  • only use fuel-powered appliances, such as pressure washers or concrete saws, outside, or in spaces with good air flow
  • if you are using a gas heater inside, make sure it is approved to use inside and have it serviced at least every 2 years by a registered gasfitter
  • if you use an indoor gas heater, consider installing a carbon monoxide detector alarm.

Current as at: Tuesday 13 June 2023
Contact page owner: Environmental Health