Project SHOUT’s summer carbon monoxide (CO) awareness campaign, ‘Go with CO’ is back for a third year, working with gas professionals to raise awareness of the potential dangers of CO when travelling on holiday.

While many people will remember to pack the necessary essentials needed for a trip away, one safety essential that is commonly overlooked is a CO alarm.

Awareness of CO poisoning around the summer season has risen in recent years. However, according to CORGI Home Plan, only 13% of people have had their camping and caravanning appliances serviced, with almost half of people (45%) admitting to cooking in their tent or under a canvas.

Whether families are holidaying abroad or in the UK, Project SHOUT is urging gas and electrical professionals to back its latest campaign by encouraging customers to pack a CO alarm in their suitcase this summer if they’re heading on holiday.

Zoe Hadley, Campaign Manager for Project SHOUT, said: “Packing to go away on holiday can be a stressful time, especially when you have children and, with so much on your mind, one thing that people may not think about is taking a CO alarm away.

“As installers know, the nature of CO means that only an alarm will alert you to its presence, so we want all professionals to help us raise further awareness by advising customers to pop one into their luggage to give families the peace of mind that they are protected from CO on their holiday, whether that’s on a boat, in a lodge or abroad.”