When a (lengthy) power cut is planned in advance:
- unplug domestic electronic devices to avoid an electrical overload when the current is reconnected;
- charge your mobile phone, even though both mobile and landline networks may be subject to disturbances;
- keep an emergency kit to hand including
- a battery-operated radio, torch and candles, medication;
- keep supplies of cold food and thermos flasks of hot water;
- warn your friends, family and vulnerable neighbours and encourage them to take the same precautions;
- if necessary, have a power generator installed by a professional to reduce the risk of a short-circuit.
Listen to a battery-operated, wind-up or car radio in order to keep up to date with the authorities' recommendations.
Keep a switch in the on position so you know when the power is reconnected.
In the event of danger or an emergency, call 112.