July 2019 - Gas Safety Trust launches its 2019 call for grant applications
The Gas Safety Trust (GST) has launched its 2019 call for grants. Applications are invited from researchers and academics related to prevention and better understanding of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Since 2013 GST has awarded £1.8 million to a range of gas safety programmes and projects.
The Trust, set up in 2005, is the UK’s principal CO research charity and has in recent years refocused its strategy on funding several strands of CO related research, to provide the underpinning empirical evidence that supports improved awareness and understanding of the effects of CO.
Current research involves the Trust working with a range of medical and academic personnel from various areas including victims of CO poisoning, Accident and Emergency services, coroners, and low income households.
The Trust looks forward to receiving applications by Friday 4 October 2019.
The GST provides grants to a wide range of charities, voluntary groups, associations, gas related businesses, social housing associations, local authorities, statutory organisations, academic bodies and others.
Parties interested in applying for a GST grant are asked to apply via the Apply Now section on the Gas Safety Trust website, or alternatively contact Trust Officer, Graham Hall via GST@electralink.co.uk
March 2019 - Record low incidents of Carbon Monoxide poisoning from piped natural gas according to GST’s latest Downstream Incident Data Report
For the first year since 1996, there were no fatalities from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning relating to piped natural gas and piped Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) incidents, according to The Gas Safety Trust’s (GST) Downstream Incident Data Report statistics for 2017-18. Overall, the report recorded five separate incidents, involving six non-fatal injuries and one fatality — a man in his 80s caused by a solid fuel space heater.
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July 2015 - Say No to CO Campaign
GST's Chairman, Chris Bielby, recently appeared on ITV's Loose Women programme to suppoort their 'Say No to CO' campaign. Chris highlighted the dangers of CO safety while camping and using BBQ's, click here to watch the clip.
June 2015 - Festivals Awareness Radio Campaign
GST's Chairman, Chris Bielby, and CO survivor, Roland Wessling, talked to BBC Radio Scotland highlighting the dangers of CO poisoning, click here to listen to the audio clips.