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Top tips to help festival goers stay safe from carbon monoxide

Top tips to help festival goers stay safe from carbon monoxide

Thursday, 22 June 2017

If you’re heading to Glastonbury Festival this week, or know someone who is, check out these top tips from Gas Safe Register to stay safe from deadly carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

• If you’re planning on using a barbecue, whether disposable, charcoal or gas, never take a lit barbecue in to a tent, yurt or caravan.

• Don’t use a barbecue if it is damaged or in poor condition.

• Never use a barbecue, or camping stove, inside to cook or keep warm.

• Before using your barbecue read the instructions provided and make sure you follow them.

• Although space can be tight at festivals, place your barbecue as far from your ten (and others’ tents) as possible.

• Remember the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning: headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness. Don’t mistake these for a hangover.

• If you think you, or someone you are with, may be suffering with CO poisoning, make your way to one of the medical facilities on site or approach a festival steward, security guard, first aider or police officer – all of whom will be able to summon assistance.

• Most of all, have fun! Just make sure you take care stay safe.

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