Electricity in the Work Place

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In England we are lucky enough to have the Health and Safety at Work etc. 1974 Act enforced under UK law. This ensures that employers have a responsibility to adhere to when it comes to the safety of it’s employees and public when it comes to electricity. Under The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations employers must carry out risk assessments to identify any hazardous items in a work environment in particular electrical items. Although the responsibilities relating more specifically to electricity regarding upkeep and maintenance are outlined in more detail under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.

I was still surprised to find out that even with Britain’s extensive health and safety regulation requirements there are still around a 1000 accidents a year reported to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) relating to electricity.

Other legislation relating to electricity in the work place is The Electricity Safety, Quality, and Continuity Regulations 2002 and this outlines all the standard requirements for electrical equipment within a working environment in a very in depth report.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2002/2665/contents/made

http://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/envhealth/safety/elec.htm

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