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Home Oxygen Interdependencies

The Department of Health Service Specification: Home Oxygen Assessment and Review Service (2012) states that:
  • The fire service should conduct an on-site safety check/risk assessment when liquid or cylinder oxygen is provided. Households where people smoke have a higher risk of domestic fire which could be potentially dangerous when liquid or cylinder oxygen is involved.
  • Fire services must be notified whenever liquid or cylinder oxygen is installed
The Home Oxygen Service: Good Practice Guide for Assessment and Review (Primary Care Commissioning 2011) concurs:
  • Fire services must be notified where oxygen is used or stored in a person’s home, especially where any occupant of the property is a smoker