Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010

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38 Testing works before connecting to supply
  • (1) Before any works on which prescribed electrical work has been done are connected to a power supply, the person who does the connection must be satisfied that tests have been carried out that ensure,—

    • (a) in the case of new works, that the completed works are electrically safe; and

    • (b) in the case of the maintenance or alteration of, or addition to, works, that the work done has not reduced the safety of the works and that any alterations or additions are electrically safe.

    (2) Before connecting works to a power supply, the person doing the connection must do all of the following:

    • (a) ensure that the polarity and phase rotation of the supply is correct:

    • (b) ensure that the protection of the supply is correctly rated:

    • (c) ensure that the works are compatible with the supply system.

    (3) If the person who connects the works to a power supply has not done the testing referred to in subclause (2) personally, he or she must sight documentation, signed by the person who did the testing, that sets out what tests were carried out and what the results were.

    (4) A person who connects works to a power supply commits a grade A offence if he or she fails to comply with subclause (1), (2), or (3).

    Compare: SR 1997/60 r 37(1)