• Safety and Emergency: Who to call and what to do in an emergency involving electricity, gas, carbon monoxide or any of our assets. Stay safe however you're connected to us.
  • Work safely library

  • Download copies of our guidance for later use and sharing among your workforce. We have also included zipped copies of our safety video.
  • Excavating Safety Leaflet Electricity

    Excavating safelyMeasures to stay safe and avoid damage when working near highvoltage electricity cablesAvoiding injury at workAugust 2016You must take the following protective measures when excavating near National Grid high voltage electricity cables.In addition, we recommend you refer to the Health and Safety Execut

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    TGN 287_Third party guidance for working near NGET equipment
    Guidance for those planning developments or works near National Grid electrical equipment. This document should be read in conjunction the relevant HSE guidance (e.g. HSG47 and GS6)
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    Essential Guidance

    ESSENTIAL GUIDANCE Legal Information Some of National Grid's assets are protected by legal rights such as easements or wayleaves which place legally enforceable restrictions on activity in proximity to these assets. These legal interests are registered against the land in which the asset is located and therefore you mu

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    Solar farms: guidance for development near to gas distribution and transmission pipelines
    Guidance for those planning solar farm development. This document should be read in conjunction with National Grid "Safe working in the vicinity of National Grid light pressure gas pipelines (SSW22)"
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    General Guidance
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    Dial before you dig - your at-a-glance guide

    Dial before you dig Your at-a-glance guide6 5 5 7 2 YOUR AT-A-GLANCE GUIDE TO WORKING NEAR GAS PIPELINES Pipeline safety advice for farmers, landowners, occupiers and con 1 Routine agricultural activities, including ploughing (to a depth of 0.5m max), are permitted. 2 Always contact National Grid before putting in any

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    Safe working in the vicinity of National Grid high-pressure gas pipelines
    National Grid high-pressure gas pipelines
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    Above 7bar Gas Guidance
    Gas Transmission Underground Pipelines - Guidance. Information you need to know regarding National Grid's high pressure underground pipelines and associated apparatus.
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    Excavating Safely Credit Card Electricity
    Printable credit card sized version of our 'Excavating safely - electricity' information.
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    Excavating Safely Credit Card Gas
    Printable credit card sized version of our 'Excavating safely - gas' information.
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    Excavating Safely Leaflet Gas
    Avoiding injury when working near gas pipes. Measures to stay safe and avoid damage when working near gas distribution pipes.
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    Tree Planting Guidance
    Tree planting restrictions near pipelines - National Grid's guidance notes.
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    Wind Turbine Guidance
    Requirements for the siting of wind turbines close to pipelines containing hazardous fluids.
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    Working safely in the vicinity of above 7bar pipelines
    Specification for safe working in the vicinity of National Grid high pressure gas pipelines and associated installations - requirements for third parties. Provided to ensure that individuals planning and undertaking work take appropriate measures to prevent damage.
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  • Smell Gas? To report a gas or carbon monoxide emergency, or if a pipeline is struck (even if no gas leak has occurred) call the National Gas Emergency Service 24 hours a day on 0800 111 999 (calls are recorded and may be monitored).