Electricity Regulations 1997

  • revoked
  • Electricity Regulations 1997: revoked, on 1 April 2010, by regulation 120 of the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010 (SR 2010/36).

Associated equipment

35 Responsibility of employers for safety of employees
  • (1) An employer who employs a person to carry out work referred to in regulation 17(1) or (2)(d) to (f) must take all practicable steps to ensure the safety of the employee while carrying out the work, and must take the steps described in subclauses (2) and (3) in particular.

    (2) The employer must take all practicable steps to—

    • (a) provide safe working procedures for employees to follow when carrying out the work; and

    • (b) ensure that any associated equipment and personal protective equipment used by an employee is arranged, designed, made, tested, inspected, and maintained so that it is safe for the employee to use.

    (3) The employer must take all practicable steps to ensure that the employee who carries out the work—

    • (a) has adequate knowledge and experience of the type of work being carried out; and

    • (b) has been adequately trained in the safe use of the associated equipment, the personal protective equipment, and the procedures for carrying out the work; and

    • (c) immediately before the start of the work, checks that the associated equipment and personal protective equipment is in good order and condition; and

    • (d) uses the equipment and the procedures that the employer has approved for the work.

    (4) Subclause (3)(a) does not apply if the employee is in training and the employer ensures that the employee is adequately supervised to ensure the safety of the employee.

    (5) The responsibilities of the employer set out in this regulation are in addition to, and do not limit, the responsibilities of the employer under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.

    Regulation 35: substituted, on 1 January 2003, by regulation 13 of the Electricity Amendment Regulations 2002 (SR 2002/413).