Major damage and disruption of work can be caused by burst water pipes, leaking mains, or taps not turned off
You must use your initiative to minimise the possible damage. As a guide:
- where it is clear that your action will prevent further damage, you should proceed to turn off valves and taps, etc.;
- where the consequence of closing a valve is unclear, or where there is complex machinery, steam boilers or other plant involved, you must contact the building maintenance engineers for guidance.
- Remember turn off the electrical supply if the water is likely to come into contact with the electric wiring.