Gas safety overview

What to do if you smell gas

  • Call Gas Networks Ireland - If you can’t get through, dial 999.
  • Ensure gas appliances are turned off and have not been left on and/or unlit
  • Don’t use a phone in the immediate area of the leak, use a neighbour’s or call from outside
  • Open windows and doors
  • If the smell persists turn off the gas at the meter
  • Don’t smoke or use naked flame
  • Don’t unplug or switch anything electrical on or off
Gas safety in the home

How to turn your gas supply on and off

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Always exercise caution when turning your gas supply on or off. Do not attempt to turn your gas on if the gas supply has been off for a long period of time. Have a Registered Gas Installer inspect the supply first.

If you have had improvement work done to your home that may have affected the gas supply have a Registered Gas Installer inspect the supply first before turning it on.

step-by-step guide

Dial Before You Dig (DBYD)

If you’re planning to have work done on your property, such as building an extension, new driveway, garden walls or landscaping, it is essential to check for the location of gas pipes.

Gas Networks Ireland has launched a new online version of its Dial Before You Dig mapping service. The new online service will make it easier than ever to check whether there are underground gas pipes on a site before you commence work.

Registered Gas Installers (RGIs)

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A Registered Gas Installer is an installer or service engineer who has completed the required gas installation safety training, who has the necessary insurance to carry out gas installations to the legal standard and who is registered with the Register of Gas Installers of Ireland.