Smell gas? Here’s what you can do

Cynon Valley - - YOUR VIEWS - Clive Book Head of Emer­gency Ser­vice Wales & West Util­i­ties

WALES & West Util­i­ties is re­mind­ing peo­ple across the area of the steps to take if they smell gas dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son.

If you smell gas or are wor­ried about gas safety, you can call 0800 111 999 at any time, day or night, 365 days a year. The call is free. Just pick up the phone, dial the num­ber and you will be put through to a trained op­er­a­tor who will take all the de­tails and send an emer­gency en­gi­neer to help you.

If you smell gas, call free on 0800 111 999 and please take these steps:

Turn off the gas at the me­ter, un­less the me­ter is lo­cated in a cel­lar or base­ment – in which case, do not en­ter.

If there is a smell of gas in the cel­lar or base­ment, evac­u­ate the build­ing im­me­di­ately. Put out all naked flames, don’t smoke or strike matches. Turn off all gas ap­pli­ances and do not use again un­til they are checked by the en­gi­neer.

Do not op­er­ate any elec­tri­cal ap­pli­ances or turn any switches on or off. Open doors and win­dows to ven­ti­late the prop­erty. Evac­u­ate the build­ing as soon as you can and keep peo­ple away from the area.

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