Dermot Bannon fronts new Gas Networks Ireland Safety Campaign

Gas Networks Ireland has launched a new safety awareness campaign, fronted by celebrity architect, Dermot Bannon, to highlight the danger associated with digging underground in areas where natural gas pipelines are present.

The digital campaign “Dial Before you Dig yourself into a hole” is fronted by Room to Improve star Dermot Bannon, and presents a series of sketches, modelled on the popular show, which see Dermot interview members of the public who are about to carry out excavation works. 

Commenting on the campaign, Jennifer Cashman, Marketing Strategist, Gas Networks Ireland: “We are delighted to launch the campaign which addresses a very serious safety issue. Damaging natural gas pipelines can cause major disruption, serious injury and even death. Gas Networks Ireland's Dial Before You Dig service provides information, advice and maps on the gas pipeline network.  Before starting any excavation work, we ask that people get in touch with us to check the location of gas pipes on the sites on which they are building.   Apart from safety concerns, pipeline damage can also result in unwanted costs for contractors, and so through this campaign, we hope to highlight that if we work together, we can avoid unnecessary risks and damage to our national gas network.”


Gas Networks Ireland's Dial Before You Dig free service provides information, advice and maps on the gas pipeline network.  Before starting any excavation work, it is essential to check for the location of gas pipes by calling 1850 42 77 47 or emailing dig@gasnetworks.ie

For further information:

Murray:
Aimee Beale 086 151 4024 / abeale@murrayconsultants.ie

Gas Networks Ireland:
Mary O’ Mahony, PR Manager, 086 834 2277 / mary.omahony@gasnetworks.ie
Issued by Murray on behalf of Gas Networks Ireland


Notes:   
Gas Networks Ireland is the business division of Ervia that owns, builds and maintains the natural gas network in Ireland and connects all customers to the gas network. Gas Networks Ireland operates one of the most modern and safe gas networks in the world and ensures that almost 680,000 homes and businesses receive a safe, efficient and secure supply of natural gas, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Ervia is a commercial semi-state multi-utility company with responsibility for the delivery of gas and water infrastructure and services in Ireland.