Legislation and Regulations

  • Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

    Sections Two and Three require employers to, as far as is reasonably practicable, reduce health and safety risks to employees, and those not in their employment but who may be affected by their activities

  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

    Requires employers to complete a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risk to employees, and those not in their employment but who may be affected by their activities.

  • The Building Regulations 2010

    Part P states that anyone carrying out electrical installation work in a home must make sure that the work is designed and installed to protect people from fire and electric shocks. Part P applies to any changes made to existing installations, including any parts that have been rewired.

  • British Standard 7671:2018 – The IET Regulations

    The IET Wiring Regulations is the national standard to which all domestic and industrial wiring must conform.

  • The Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (5th edition)

    Provides guidance to those responsible for the inspection, testing and maintenance of electrical appliances. Specifying the frequency and scope of inspections and testing in different environments.

  • The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

    Regulation Four requires that any electrical system is maintained

  • The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016

    All electrical appliances supplied by the landlord as part of a
    tenancy must be safe

  • Code of Practice for the Management of Electrotechnical Care in Social Housing

    Code of Practice sets out recommended frequency of electrical
    installation, inspection and testing; recommendations for gaining
    access to domestic tenanted social housing properties to
    undertaken electrical inspection and tests; competency
    requirements of electrical installers and inspectors and how to
    manage the date compiled during electrical inspection and tests.

  • Housing Act 2004

    Requires the property to be fit for human habitation.
    For electrical installations the Housing, Health and Safety Rating
    System includes consideration of general lighting provision, socketoutlet provision, escape lighting (emergency lighting), automatic fire detection and electrical hazards for fixed wiring and portable electrical equipment

  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

    keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the
    dwelling house for water, gas and electricity …

  • Defective Premises Act 1972

    Section Four places a ‘duty of care’ on the landlord in relation to
    any person who might be affected by a defect which would result in
    personal injury or damage to their property

Electrical Equipment - Distribution boards, consumer units, switches, sockets, and ceiling roses that are attached to an electrical wiring circuit

Electrical Hazard - A dangerous condition such that contact, or equipment failure can result in electric shock, arc-flash burn, thermal burn or blast.

Hazardous Electrical Work - All electrical operations where workers may be exposed to an electrical hazard.

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