Date issued: 1 April 2022
This Industry Standard Update provides an overview of the recently published support document IGEM/G/11 Supplement 1 – Responding to domestic CO alarm activations/reports of fumes after attendance by the emergency service provider or the Liquefied Petroleum Gas supplier.
In March 2022, IGEM published a supplement to IGEM/G/11 Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure(2) (GIUSP).
This supplement gives guidance to Gas Safe registered engineers when dealing with reports of fumes or CO alarm activation, after the attendance to a property by the emergency service provider (ESP).
The supplement provides guidance to competent registered engineers on the scope of work they can undertake when attending to reports of CO alarms or reports of fumes in domestic properties, without the need to hold a specialist fumes investigations qualification (CMDDA1).
It also gives guidance when competent registered engineers may need to escalate the situation to an engineer who holds the relevant investigation qualifications.
Note: This Industry Standard Update is only a brief overview of the information contained in the amended standard. Registered businesses are responsible for ensuring that they are fully apprised of all the requirements of the whole published standard and its practical application.