Mally Butters, Operations Manager at BPEC, has received a very special accolade in recognition of his work in helping to promote the dangers of carbon monoxide.
CO-Gas Safety, an independent registered charity that warns of the dangers of the toxic gas, has named Mally a charity Ambassador, for his role in developing better training for installers.
CO-Gas Safety has worked with former British Gas investigator and trainer, Roland Johns, to put together an awareness course for aspiring registered gas installers and other professions who may be exposed to CO. The course received certification from BPEC in November 2013.
Mally was honoured at a special ceremony held at the House of Lords in London, where he joined leaders of industry, MPs, victims of the deadly gas and other special guests.
At the event the charity revealed 18 years of its own data on the devastating effect of deadly carbon monoxide. According to the latest figures there have been a total of 653 deaths and 4653 near misses – 409 of which were found unconscious – caused by unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning (CO) in the UK since 1995.
Mally said: “I was delighted to attend the event in London and being named a charity ambassador was a fantastic honour. We hope that our work with CO-Gas Safety and the training we now provide will help to educate installers on the risks and how to protect themselves.”
Stephanie Trotter OBE, president of the charity, said: “What we want to do is make sure that registered gas installers know about the other fuels that can give rise to carbon monoxide. The training and indeed the whole gas industry, sometimes seems to leave the other fuels out. We hope that all training establishments for gas installers and indeed all other fuel engineers are fully warned about ALL the carbon based fuels, not just gas.
“Without the help of BPEC we would never have got the course certificated and what a nice organisation to work with.”
For more information and to view the latest statistics released by CO-Gas Safety visit www.co-gassafety.co.uk/press_pack_2014.html
For details of the BPEC CO Gas Safety Awareness course please visit https://bpec.org.uk/qualification/co-gas-safety-awareness/