South Dublin County Council Carbon Monoxide Scheme 2018 Opens 14th June 2018

South Dublin County Council (SDCC) is introducing a new scheme in 2018 to provide Carbon Monoxide alarms free to residents in the SDCC administrative area providing they meet certain criteria. This scheme is specifically for residents of the SDCC area aged 55 plus. The scheme is also available to residents who are under the age of 55 if they are living alone or deemed vulnerable for the purpose of this scheme.

Carbon Monoxide (also known as CO) is a colourless, odourless poisonous gas and is a common yet preventable cause of death from poisoning worldwide. Carbon Monoxide has no smell, taste or colour. This is why it is sometimes called the “Silent Killer”. When inhaled, it prevents blood from absorbing oxygen. It can be produced by any fuel when burned – coal, turf, oil, gas, wood.

Applicants must be living in privately owned accommodation in the SDCC administrative area. This scheme is not open to people living in rented accommodation (private or social). Two alarms will be available per household.

There is a limited number of alarms available and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The scheme may close early if the quota is reached. Closing date is Thursday 23rd August 2018 at 4pm.

 

These alarms will be installed by South Dublin County Partnership from October 2018 onwards.

How do I apply:

You can apply online by visiting http://www.sdcc.ie or you can contact the Community Services Department on 01-414 9270 or email comdevof@sdublincoco.ie to be posted or emailed out an application form.

 

Approximate timeframe for the scheme:

  • Scheme open for applications – June 2018
  • Scheme to close – Thursday 23rd August 2018 at 4pm. Scheme may close early if quota is reached.
  • List to be provided to South Dublin County Partnership – end September 2018
  • Installation to commence – October 2018
  • Installation to be completed – end March 2019