If you’re working on our around our pipeline, it’s important you can identify a pipeline leak and how to respond in an emergency situation.
How To Identify A Pipeline Leak
Despite all precautions, leaks may occur from a pipeline system. Any of the following events along the pipeline easement could indicate a pipeline leak:
- A hissing or roaring sound.
- Any unusual odour near the pipeline.
- Dead or discoloured vegetation in an otherwise green location.
In Case Of Emergency
If you know or suspect that a gas pipeline is leaking or damaged:
- Your safety is your first priority.
- Leave the area immediately.
- Avoid creating sparks - do not use vehicles, mobile phones and cameras, cigarettes, matches or lighters that could ignite the gas.
- Immediately notify the pipeline controller on the Pipeline Emergency free call number, 1800 625 665. Give your name, telephone number, and a description of the leak and its location.
- Call the Police on 000 if you do not know who operates the pipeline.