An investigation into Emiliano Sala plane as 'potentially fatal' carbon monoxide levels revealed!


So, we all remember the tragic passing of Emiliano Sala, who passed away after his plane crashed during a flight from Nantes to Cardiff. It has now been revealed that his death may have been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning after toxicity tests on his body show saturation of 58 per cent in his blood. Anything over around 50% is likely to cause serious harm including seizures, heart attacks etc. The discovery raises new questions, after being previously put to rest as the fault of the pilot who incidentally was a part-time gas engineer! 


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An investigation into Emiliano Sala plane as 'potentially fatal' carbon monoxide levels revealed!


The family and the public need to know how the carbon monoxide was able to enter the cabin. Future air safety rests on knowing as much as possible on this issue. Carbon monoxide poisoning can happen anywhere and safety precautions should always be in place, in this particular case there will be questions surrounding the reasons why the plane wasn't properly examined before the flight.

What happened back in January?


Guernsey Police initially searched for three days about 1,700 square miles across the English Channel.  On 24 January 2019, after a very thorough and extensive search including eighty hours of combined searching undertaken by three planes, five helicopters and two lifeboats, the police announced that they had called off the search for the aircraft or any survivors. The decision led to calls worldwide for the search to continue, including numerous other footballers, among them fellow Argentine players Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuaín, Sergio Agüero and former player Diego Maradona. Sala's family later announced their decision to fund a private search. Over £280,000 was raised for this search on GoFundMe started by Sports Cover, a sports agency that represented Sala. The search began again and eventually on February 3rd, the wreckage was discovered!

Don't take the risk:


This exact type of poisoning can happen in your own home; unsafe gas appliances can produce a highly poisonous gas called carbon monoxide (CO). Carbon monoxide has no taste, colour or smell. It can make you feel seriously ill and can kill quickly without warning. This poisoning can be easily avoided by purchasing an inexpensive carbon monoxide detector, after searching on Amazon I found multiple detectors and sensors for as little as £15, this device could save the lives of you and your children.

Gas Saftey Week:


Gas safety week is coming up and here at Able Skills, we take health and safety very seriously in all of the trades that we train students in. But particularly in Gas work as there are dangers that are extremely serious and need to be handled with care. Gas Safety Week is being held between 16th & 22nd of September, it is an opportunity for the accreditation body to raise awareness of gas safety. The week sees organisations from across the UK working together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.

How do I become Gas Safe Registered?


Before applying you must have the relevant qualifications, experience and evidence. Currently, they only accept a few qualifications including; National Vocational Qualification, Accredited Certification Scheme and Scottish Vocational Qualification.

Here at Able Skills, we offer courses such as our Qualified Plumber Gas Training Package that includes core domestic gas safety. This ACS will need to be completed before you are eligible for Gas Safe registration and this is a requirement for all operatives involved in the installation, maintenance and servicing of domestic gas appliances and pipe-work installations. Also, every Gas Safe registered business renews their registration on an annual basis and updates their qualifications every 5 years, meaning you will need to refresh your memory on gas safety every 5-years!

Contact Us:


If you need some more information on any of the gas courses talked about in this article or you have any enquiries about our training centre you have a few options. Firstly, you can call us and get in touch with a representative on 8081003245. We are open every single day between the hours of 8:30 - 4:30! 

Secondly, if you would prefer to speak to a member of staff in person about any of our gas courses, we would be more than happy to show you around our facilities and answer any questions you may have! We are based in Dartford a short walk from the train station:

K5, Riverside Industrial Estate, Riverside Way, Dartford DA1 5BS