Oct 2013
Gas Distribution
Customer Self Isolation and Restoration (Stage 2)
Oct 2013
Feb 2014
SGN, National Grid Gas Distribution, Northern Gas Networks and Wales and West Utilities
Oliver Machan, Innovation Project Manager
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Network Innovation Allowance
GD - Safety and emergency
Gas Distribution Networks
The purpose of this Project is to analyse the recommendations provided by the HSE/HSL and modify the model as necessary to ensure that the models can be integrated into the working environment of each of the Network Licensees.

The objectives of this Project are to:

  • To safeguard life and property during major off gas incidents.
  • Establish a safety management system to reduce risk of explosion or exposing vulnerable customer to poorly heated environments with risk of hypothermia.
  • Restore customer supplies rapidly and safely.
Through-out the Project there will be frequent meetings held between GL Noble Denton and the Network Licensees to update on project progress. Each stage will have its own deliverables and targets which the Project will measure itself against. If there are any unforeseen issues throughout the Project recovery plans will be adopted to ensure minimal impact on time scales, and avoid additional costs. The Project seeks to deliver:

  • Demonstrate the models in the working environment of each Network Licensees

  • Assess the models effectiveness

  • Integration of the model into the business, which has been recognised by the HSE

  • Delivery of a robust safety management procedure that will allow customer self isolation and restoration during major off gas incidents.