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Notification of electrical and gas accidents, unsafe situations and serious harm

A notifiable electrical or gas accident is one involving gas or electricity that results in serious injury or death and/or significant damage to property.

A notifiable gas accident may cause fire and/or an explosion and/or gas poisoning. A notifiable electrical accident may be an electric shock. Notifiable electrical and gas accidents are defined in section 16 of the Electricity Act 1992 and section 17 of the Gas Act 1992. 


If this event is a workplace accident please telephone 0800 030 040 and select Option 1.


Electricity and gas accident notification 

Use this form to send an initial notification to Energy Safety of a non-workplace accident including injury to a member of the public. Submission of this form will go directly into the Energy Safety Intelligence (ESI) database system.

If Internet access is not available, telephone 0800 104 477.


Electricity and gas unsafe installation notification

Use this form for reporting an installation fault to the owner/occupier and Energy Safety.


Last updated 15 December 2016


On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.