What happens if there is a power cut in my area?

Electrical Power Cuts

The easiest way to check if you have lost your electricity supply through a power cut is to check if neighbouring businesses have electricity. If they also do not, it is likely the fault is the electricity network.

If this is the case, you can call 105 (free and available 24 hours a day) to reach your local network operator who can give you help and advice. These UK electricity companies manage and maintain the cables, wires and substations that provide your business with electricity. So if you ever experience a power outage, these are the people to contact regardless of your energy provider.

For more information, visit www.powercut105.com.


Home Faults

If neighbouring buildings have power, it could be a fault with your fuses, trip switches, internal wiring or an appliance fault.

Your trip switch is designed to disconnect power when a fault is discovered. If your trip switch has turned off, you could try turning it back on. If it turns off again, then one or more of your electrical items could be faulty. Once you have discovered which item is faulty and it is turned off, the power should stay on.

If the problem persists, or you experience an electrical emergency, call a qualified electrician as soon as possible to help.

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