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HSE's role in gas supply emergencies

The Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) role in gas supply emergencies


What is a gas supply emergency?

How can shortages of gas result in a gas supply emergency?

Who is responsible for managing the safety of the gas networks?

Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996 [GSMR]

Gas in storage

[1] The Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996 [GSMR] define a gas supply emergency being an 'emergency endangering persons and arising from the loss of pressure in a network...' . The definition of danger is limited to risks from the gas itself.