What to do in a gas emergency
Can you smell gas?
Feeling ill? Headaches... nausea... dizziness?
Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas boilers, cookers and fires can
cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide
In a gas emergency act quickly and take the following
- Get fresh air immediately. Open all doors and windows to
ventilate the room
- Switch off the appliance and do not use it again until it
has been checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer
- Turn off the gas supply at the mains
- Call the National Gas Emergency number (see below)
- If you are feeling ill visit your GP or the
hospital immediately and tell them that your symptoms may
be related to carbon monoxide
- Contact a Gas Safe registered
engineer to check and fix the appliance.
National Gas Emergency number: 0800 111
This telephone number is for England, Scotland and Wales. For a
list of emergency numbers for other regions visit our useful contact numbers page.
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