The Chase and Tyler Foundation Supports ‘Be Sure’ Campaign

Media Release

Energy Safe Victoria launched their new Carbon Monoxide Awareness Campaign – ‘Be Sure’ – on Tuesday aiming to remind Victorians about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and to urge them to act and keep themselves safe.

The Chase and Tyler Foundation, who has been working with ESV since 2010, fully supports the said campaign and will work tirelessly with ESV in spreading the campaign’s key messages:

  1. Service their gas heater at least every two years.
  2. Know how to use their heaters safely.
  3. And act quickly if they notice symptoms of carbon monoxide

According to ESV’s research, while 65 percent of Victorians use ducted gas heating or fixed gas space heaters, only half of us are taking actions to ensure the safe use of heaters this winter.

During our CO Awareness week this year, we held a free information event at Monash Children’s Hospital letting the public know about gas and fuel-burning appliance safety and carbon monoxide poisoning prevention. ESV had a variety of gas appliances on display during this event helping us educate the community members about appliance safety and about licensed gasfitters who are qualified to do gas-related appliance work.

As part of their new campaign, ESV will also hold a community event which details will be announced in the coming weeks.

To learn more about the ‘Be Sure’ campaign, please visit: https://www.esv.vic.gov.au/campaigns/carbon-monoxide/

For further information, interviews, and images, please contact:

Jonathan Granger
Head of Communication & Marketing
Energy Safe Victoria
P: (03) 9203 9744
E: jonathan.granger@energysafe.vic.gov.au

Vanessa Robinson  
Founder and Executive Director
The Chase and Tyler Foundation
P: 0459 484 821
E: info@chaseandtyler.org.au