Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week – free online workshops

As the days get colder and the heating is turned on, the potential risks of CO poisoning increase. The Gas Safe Charity is offering free carbon monoxide (CO) Zoom workshops in November and December to help launch Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week on 22 November.

You may not really have thought about carbon monoxide (CO) risks in your day to day work, both to your clients and to you. There is a duty of care to both of you. This online, hour long workshop is aimed at front line staff and volunteers from social care, NHS, FRS, voluntary and private sectors working in the UK who visit vulnerable people in their homes every day.

The Think CO online workshop will tell you more about the sources, signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, how to help prevent it and what the implications are to you and your client. In particular, we focus on long term, low level risks which can have serious consequences and help you spot and address the risks. As more vulnerable people are spending time at home, the risks increase.

The online workshop is a mix of presentation, scenarios and practical exercises. Only the presenters will be on video, but participants can ask (or type) questions as we go along. The Chat function also enables you to answer questions and respond to real scenarios.

There will be an opportunity to ask further questions at the end. We will send you a Zoom link at least 24 hours before the workshop starts.

If you would prefer to do an e-learning course instead, covering similar topics and please email us on to receive log on details.

  • 23 November 2021
  • 25 November 2021
  • 7 December 2021
  • 9 December 2021

Please click on the link to select the date you wish to attend.



David Neale

David runs the Get Online Reading project, which uses a team of volunteers to promote digital inclusion around the town and help local people make better use of the internet. The Get Online team is based at Reading Central Library and does outreach sessions at other libraries and community venues around Reading. David also co-developed the RVA website.