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What is the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989?

What is the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989?

​​Electricity at Work Regulations (1989) The ​Electricity at Work Regulations apply to all aspects of the use of electricity within the workplace. They place duties on employers, employees and the self-employed to prevent danger. carry out work on electrical systems carried out in a way that prevents danger.

What is the main requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations?

To achieve compliance with the legal requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires proof that an electrical system is safe, which involves amongst other things, proper inspection and testing of a system by competent people and the creation and maintenance of records.

What does the electricity at work regulations state?

Electricity at Work regulations aim to prevent death or injury to any person from electrical causes while working or in a work environment. This can include electric shocks or burns, electric arching and fires or explosions started or caused by electricity.

When did electricity at Work Regulations 2014 come into force?

The Mines Regulations 2014 came into force on 6 April 2015 and revoked regulations 17 to 28 and Schedule 1 of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 which previously applied only at mines.

What are the regulations for electricity at work?

The regulations impose duties on persons in respect of systems, electrical equipment and conductors and in respect of work activities on or near electrical equipment. They apply to almost all places of work and electrical systems at all voltages.,

When did the Electricity Act 1989 come into effect?

The 1989 Act repealed the Electric Lighting Acts dating from 1882, the Electricity (Supply) Acts 1919 and 1926, the Electricity Acts 1947, 1957 and 1972.

Who was the Director General of electricity in 1989?

Section 1 of the 1989 Act established the Director General of Electricity Supply and the Office of Electricity Regulation (OFFER). This was an economic regulator independent of government, but accountable to Parliament.