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HEA 06 - Safety

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Carbon monoxide (CO) detector and dwellings - KBCN0272

A carbon monoxide detector is not needed in dwellings supplied only by electricity or communal/district heat. Centralised plant rooms would nonetheless require appropriate detection systems. CO detectors are only required in line with the criterion where there is combustion of relevant fuels within the dwelling . 

Communal CHP or boilers - KBCN0310

In a block of dwellings where the heating and hot water are supplied from a communal CHP or boiler there does not need to be a carbon monoxide detector in each invidual dwelling. However, there does need to be one in the plant room where the CHP unit or boiler is located. There is only a risk from Carbon Monoxide when fossil fuels are being burnt, with such communal systems this is in the plant room rather than the individual dwellings.
Information correct as of 21stMay 2024. Please see kb.breeam.com for the latest compliance information.