If you smell gas, think you have a gas leak or have any concerns regarding carbon monoxide, immediately open all windows and doors and extinguish any naked flames including cigarettes, then call the Gas Emergency Services free on 0800 111 999(1). This is a national number and is available to all areas.
Your electricity network distributor looks after your electricity supply. If there's an electrical emergency, call 105 from your mobile or landline, and the telephone service will automatically direct you to the network distributor's emergency number for your area. Calls to this service are free of charge.
Contact your network operator to report the power cut. Your network operator is different from your energy supplier. Find you, network operator, by entering your postcode.
Make sure your mobile phone is charged just in case you need to make an emergency call.
Switch off all electrical appliances, so if power comes back on and you're out, everything is safe.
Look out for your neighbours. They may not be as prepared as you.
Make sure you have torches and extra batteries.
Leave a light on so you know when the power is back on.
Wrap up. If it's cold, wrap up warm and close internal doors to keep the heat in.
List of electricity network distributors and their contact details
If you'd like to work out who your electricity distributor is, you’ll need the relevant two digits from your supply number, which is shown on your electricity bill. The two digits you need can be found in the bottom-left of the ‘S grid’. The image below shows an example of this. Then, use the table below to look up the two digit number and the corresponding distributor.
Calls to UK wide numbers are included in any inclusive call plan you may have. If you don't have an inclusive call plan, calls are charged at a national rate. Please check with your service provider if you're unsure.