Emergencies

What to do in an emergency

To report a gas emergency, call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999.
This is a 24 hour emergency line.

You should call the emergency line if:

  • You can smell gas
  • You have low or high pressure
  • You suspect carbon monoxide poisoning
  • There has been a gas explosion or fire
  • You have no gas

Once you have called the emergency helpline, take the following actions, if it is safe to do so:

  • Turn the emergency control valve off at the meter. Only do this if your Site Engineer has advised that you are allowed to take this action. If the emergency control valve is located in a cellar or confined space, where there is also the smell of gas, do not enter, and leave the premises immediately
  • Open all doors and windows to ventilate the property
  • Do not turn any electrical switches on or off
  • Put out naked flames; do not smoke, strike matches or do anything which could cause ignition
  • Manually open any electric doors or gates

To report a power cut, call the national power emergency service on 105.
This is a 24 hour emergency line.

Alternatively, you can contact your local Distribution Network Operator (DNO) using the details below. The DNO maintains the electricity lines that connect your premises to the electricity network. If you are not sure which DNO to contact, refer to the supply number on your invoice. The first two digits of the second line of numbers indicates the relevant area and DNO for your site.

For example, the supply number shown here indicates that the area is East Anglia and the DNO is UK Power Networks.


 


Area  Area Name DNO Power cut contact details
10 East Anglia  UK Power Networks  0800 316 3105 Fore Hamlet, Ipswich, IP3 8AA
11 East Midlands  Western Power Distribution  0800 678 3105 Pegasus Business Park, Castle Donington, DE74 2TU
12 London  UK Power Networks  0800 316 3105 Fore Hamlet, Ipswich, IP3 8AA
13 North Wales
(Merseyside, Cheshire)
 SP Energy Networks  0800 001 5400 PO Box 168, Prenton, CH26 9AY
14  West Midlands  Western Power Distribution  0800 678 3105 Pegasus Business Park, Castle Donington, DE74 2TU
15  North East England  Nothern Powergrid  0800 668 877 Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 7LA
16  North West England  Electricity North West  0800 195 4141 PO Box 4375, Manchester, M61 OET
17  North Scotland  SSE Power Distribution  0800 300 999 Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Rd, Perth, PH1 3AQ
18  South Scotland  SP Energy Networks  0800 092 9290 PO Box 8729, Bellshill, ML4 3Y
19  South East England  UK Power Networks  0800 316 3105 Fore Hamlet, Ipswich, IP3 8AA
20  Southern England  SSE Power Distribution  0800 727 282 Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkled Rd, Perth, PH1 3AQ
21  South Wales  Western Power Distribution  0800 678 3105 Eliot Rd, Prince Rock, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 OSD
22  South West England  Western Power Distribution  0800 678 3105 Eliot Rd, Prince Rock, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 OSD
23  Yorkshire  Nothern Powergrid  0800 375 675 Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 7LA