Outages, Faults and Emergencies
Outages and Faults
There are several reasons why your power or hot water can go out. Remember to always be prepared and to check on your family and neighbours. Here is what to do if an outage or fault does occur:
If you or someone in your home, are dependent on electricity for critical medial support and disconnection of electricity may result in loss of life or serious harm, please ensure you have a backup plan ready. In an emergency call 111.
Power outages can be caused by bad weather. Follow the steps above if your power does go out. Once you have notified your local lines network of a job, please keep the phone lines open.
You can view some helpful tips on how to be prepared for a storm here.
What to do in an electrical accident?
- If someone experiences an electric shock, make sure you turn off the electricity source before you touch them.
- If you can't turn the power off, use a non-conductive material (eg. piece of wood) to separate them from the power source.
- Call 111 immediately.
- If they have stopped breathing, apply CPR.
- If they have been burnt, apply cold water. If the burns are severe, call 111.