Be Winter Ready

Posted: Mon, 06 Nov 2017 07:54

Whilst the UK's gas and electricity supply is very reliable, bad winter weather can cause damage and disruption. Western Power Distribution and the Energy Networks Association are therefore sharing this simple advice to help people prepare:

  • Know your free emergency numbers - in a power cut dial 105 or, for a gas emergency, dial 0800 111999.
  • Prepare your home – keep a torch handy and get your appliances serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Vulnerable households can get extra support by signing up to the Priority Services Register. Contact your gas or electricity network to find out more. Visit www.energynetworks.org to find out who your network operator is.
  • Keep your eyes open – keep an eye on the weather forecast and, if you have a power cut or a gas emergency, check on your neighbours.

A toolkit of assets to communicate this information has been created, including social media posts, a poster and leaflet (see below attachment)

People can also sign up to a Thunderclap for 2nd November when the 'Be Winter Ready' campaign will launch. So sign up to the Thunderclap to help reach as many people as possible through social media. You can sign up here, following a few simple steps https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/63952-be-winter-ready.

Tags: Community, Health, campaign, winter