What to do in a Gas Emergency

Can you smell Gas?

  • Do not ignite any naked flames and extinguish anything already lit immediately.
  • Do not switch on or off any electrical device, including lights. A spark could ignite the gas.
  • Turn off the gas supply at the mains – normally by the meter.
  • Open all doors and windows to ventilate the property.
  • Evacuate everyone from the property to a safe distance and check everyone is OK.
  • Call the National Gas Emergency number (see below).

Feeling Ill? Headaches . . . Nausea . . . Dizziness?

  • Get fresh air immediately. Open all doors and windows to ventilate the room.
  • Switch off the appliance and do not use it until checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
  • Turn off the gas supply at the mains – normally by the meter.
  • Call the National Gas Emergency number (see below).
  • If feeling ill visit a GP or hospital immediately, tell them you may be suffering from CO poisoning.
  • Contact a Gas Safe registered engineer to check and fix the appliance.

National Gas Emergency number: 0800 111 999