National Grid is committed to operating gas pipelines and electricity cables in a safe and reliable way with the minimum of inconvenience to communities.
If you are planning works anywhere in Great Britain you should contact the National Grid Plant Protection team at least 14 days in advance.
You can contact National Grid in the following ways:
We will then complete a risk assessment and provide you with a free map of our infrastructure if appropriate.
Opening hours - Monday to Friday, 08:00-16:30
Our engineers can mark-up the exact position and depth of the infrastructure with pegs. Please contact our Plant Protection Team (using the details above) to arrange.
United Kingdom Onshore Pipeline Operators' Associationpipeline safety website
Works that often cause damage to our infrastructure include:
National Grid does not own all gas pipelines or electricity cables throughout Great Britain. To find out who does and their contact details please visit Energy Networks Association.
Look it up on www.linesearchbeforeudig.co.uk. This free online enquiry system will tell you if you have National Grid Transmission or National Grid Gas above bar 2 assets in your zone of interest.
If you are a solicitor or property conveyance company and require access to National Grid plans, you can register and submit your requests online at www.utilitysearch.com.
National Grid Gas Transmission are also members of Linewatch which aims at raising awareness of the dangers of working near buried pipelines and how to appropriately manage these risks. To book a presentation please visit www.linewatch.co.uk.
National Grid is an active member of UKOPA (United Kingdom Onshore Pipeline Association) and together we would like to work with you to ensure your safety and the safety of our pipelines.
Advice to site personnel when working near underground services