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What should you do in the event of a gas leak in the workplace?

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Asked by: David Miles

What to do if you suspect a gas leak

  • Shut down the gas supply. When you have noticed a gas leak the first step is to immediately turn off the source of the gas supply. …
  • Ensure the area is well ventilated. …
  • Avoid activities that may trigger an explosion. …
  • Call the national gas emergency number.

What should be done in case of a gas leakage?

If there is a gas leak, it is vital to do the following: ensure all people and pets are evacuated from the house immediately. leave the doors open and immediately call 911, the local fire department, or the utility company’s emergency number. do not make the call from within the house, as this action may ignite the gas.

What should you do in the event of a gas leak UK?


  • Open doors and windows to allow fresh air in.
  • Turn off the gas at the mains tap, which is usually near the meter. …
  • Leave the property.
  • Phone the National Gas Emergencies number on 0800 111 999. …
  • Follow the advice given by the emergency adviser.
  • Wait outside for a gas engineer to arrive.

What four things you should do immediately if you suspect that LPG cylinder is leaking?

What you should do in case of a gas leak

  • When a gas leak is suspected, extinguish all flames, incense sticks, etc.
  • Close the LPG regulator and put the safety cap on the cylinder.
  • Don t light matches (or a lighter).
  • Do not switch on/off any electrical switches or appliances.

How do I contact British gas in an emergency?

The Gas Emergency number is 0800 111 999
If you smell gas, think you have a gas leak, or are worried that fumes containing carbon monoxide are escaping from a gas appliance, please call the free Gas Emergency Services emergency line immediately.

How do you check for a gas leak?

How to Detect a Gas Leak

  1. Check for a Sulfur or Rotten Egg Smell. …
  2. Listen for a Whistling or Hissing Noise. …
  3. Check the Stove or Range Top. …
  4. Use a Gas Leak Detector. …
  5. Conduct a Soapy Water Test. …
  6. Propane and Natural Gas Detectors. …
  7. Carbon Monoxide Alarm. …
  8. Carbon Monoxide and Explosive Gas Detector.

Who do you phone if you smell gas?

If you smell gas outside your home, you should call the National Gas Emergency Service number as soon as possible. Refrain from lighting any naked flames in the area and wait for an emergency gas engineer to attend and investigate the problem.

How do I report a gas leak UK?

To report a gas or carbon monoxide emergency, or if a pipeline is struck (even if no gas leak has occurred) call 0800 111 999 – 24 hours a day. If you smell gas, call the gas emergency number on 0800 111 999.

What is the number for British Gas Homecare?

0333 202 9668

You can call us on 0333 202 9668 on Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm, or on Saturday, 8am to 2pm. Or you can speak to one of our live chat team. Just click on the ‘Chat’ button in the corner of the screen. We may record calls to help improve our service to you.

How do I report a problem with British Gas?

Call the Gas Emergency Services on 0800 111 999.

How do I speak to a manager at British Gas?

If you’re having trouble getting any help, you can escalate your issue by calling 0333 202 9774 and getting connected with a manager. To get in touch online, visit the British Gas website to use their online form or send them an email at [email protected].

Can I claim compensation from British Gas?

What to do when Standards of Performance have not been met. If you’re a micro business and owed compensation, you don’t need to do anything as we’ll automatically make a compensation payment to you. We’ll credit your business energy account with £30 within 10 working days of that failure.