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The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

Overview

The purpose of this guidance is to highlight what can be done by dutyholders to achieve electrical safety compliance with the duties imposed by the Regulations.

It is relevant to all work activities and premises except certain offshore installations and particular ships. Of particular relevance to dutyholders, it will also be of interest and practical help primarily to engineers (including those involved in design, construction, operation or maintenance of electrical systems and equipment), technicians and their managers.

References to relevant regulations, standards and publications have been updated.

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.

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Author
HSE
Date of Publication
10/2015
Publisher
HSE Books
Format
Book
Series Code
HSR25
ISBN
9780717666362
Copyright Status
Open Government Licence
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
£15.00 incl VAT