Carbon monoxide testing and video
The VBA is embarking on an extensive carbon monoxide safety program to retrain all registered or licensed plumbers, making sure they know how to conduct a carbon monoxide spillage test, and understand the effect of negative pressure on the safe operation of a gas appliance.
This is the best way of knowing if a gas appliance is leaking dangerous carbon monoxide.
Training sessions will be held in Melbourne and major regional centres across the state throughout August. Experts from the plumbing industry will be on hand to talk about the latest information and procedures for carbon monoxide spillage testing and gas appliance maintenance.
The VBA will soon be releasing a short video on its website and social media channels about carbon monoxide spillage testing. The video gives gasfitters a step-by-step guide to completing effective negative pressure and carbon monoxide spillage tests, and also provides safety tips to follow when carrying out these important tests. The video also shows what to do if an appliance is unsafe. All plumbing practitioners registered with the VBA will soon receive an email with a link to the video.
If you are following the VBA’s social media channels, please keep an eye out for our #CarbonMonoxideAwareness campaign.