What do to in the event of an emergency

Wandsworth is the largest inner London borough. It is a safe place to live and work, but emergencies can occur. If you find yourself involved in an emergency try to remain calm. 

What to do

  • If people are injured, or if there is a threat to life or property, telephone 999 to alert the Emergency Services
  • Check yourself for injuries - remember to tend to yourself before trying to help others
  • Move to a safe place and do not put yourself or others in danger
  • Follow the advice of the emergency services

Who to contact

  • If there is an emergency that could cause harm to people or property, telephone the emergency services on 999 immediately.
  • For less urgent emergencies, telephone the Council's 24 hour Emergency Control on 020 8871 7490.

All staff responsible for responding to emergencies receive regular training. We also hold emergency exercises throughout the year.

Our Emergency Planning Unit is available Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.

Contact them by:

Outside of office hours the Duty Officer can be contacted via the Emergency Control number above.