Legislation and Guidance

While the use of electricity at work is regulated by several pieces of legislation, the specific piece of legislation where electricity is addressed most directly is in Part 3 (Regulation 74 to 93) of the 2007 Safety Health & Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations. Comprehensive guidelines on these Regulations are available here: Guidelines to Part 3 of the 2007 General Applications Regulations.

The following image gives visual guidance on working with electrical installations.

Procedural Guidelines for Elec Installations

Core of this legislation is the risk assessment approach, and the legal duty on employers to ensure the safe interaction of his or her employees with all items associated with electricity.

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