The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 – Northern Ireland

An overview of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 with associated amendments.


The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 were made under the Health & Safety At Work  Act 1974 and they impose duties upon employers, self-employed persons and employees.  The Regulations apply to all places of work covered by the Health & Safety At Work Act 1974 and in addition to factory premises, include hospitals, educational establishments, offices, shops and supermarkets etc.

Electricity is a very significant hazard with the potential to cause serious harm to anyone who may come into contact with live conductors.  Employers have a legal duty to provide information, instruction and training to employees to ensure their health at safety at work ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’.

The Regulations are aimed at the users of electrical equipment and as such do not place duties upon manufacturers or suppliers.

This course is relevant to all persons who install, maintain or test electrical equipment and appliances and would also be relevant to those who may, through their work, come into contact with live electricity.

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