National Grid urges children to play safe


Harry Buchanan, operations manager, said: "The aim of the 'Play Safe, Stay Safe' campaign is to remind children, for their own safety, that areas where people are working are not playgrounds. Our workers are specially trained to deal with the dangers of working in deep holes - children are not."

Harry continued, "Accidents will happen if children play close to vans, machinery and equipment. Fences, barriers and signs are there to protect people and they should not be moved or used as toys.

Just remember to 'Play Safe, Stay Safe'.

At National Grid, safety is our number one priority and to ensure we can continue to maintain the highest standards, we are asking anyone who notices that fencing, signs or barriers have been moved, or if you smell gas,  please call the 24-hour National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999*.

This press release relates to Cadent work.  It does not have Cadent branding on it, due to this press release being published prior to 1st May 2017, when this gas distribution business was part of National Grid’s group of businesses.


Cadent is the UK’s largest gas distribution network with a 200-year legacy.  We are in a unique position to build on strong foundations whilst encouraging the curiosity to think differently and the courage to embrace change.  Day to day we continue to operate, maintain and innovate the UK’s largest gas network, transporting gas safely and protecting people in an emergency.   Our skilled engineers and specialists remain committed to the communities we serve, working day and night to ensure gas reaches 11 million homes from Cumbria to North London and the Welsh Borders to East Anglia, to keep your energy flowing. 

Future of Gas: Here at Cadent we support the Government’s plans to reach Net Zero by 2050. That means we’re backing the introduction of hydrogen as a low carbon alternative to natural gas for the future. We know people love the controllability of gas and, with our network already in place, it makes sense to switch to the lower carbon alternative offered by hydrogen, which we believe can keep homes and businesses warm for generations to come.

Cadent manages the national gas emergency service free phone line on behalf of the gas industry - 0800 111 999*

Cadent Gas Ltd is owned by a consortium of global investors.

*All calls are recorded and may be monitored.