Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010

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40 Safety checks of works
  • (1) Every owner of works must establish and implement a safety checking system that complies with subclause (2) for regularly checking the safety of the works.

    (2) The safety checking system must—

    • (a) require that the works are checked for compliance with all the requirements of regulations 41 to 46; and

    • (b) provide for periodic checking of the works at reasonable intervals; and

    • (c) require records to be kept of the results of every periodic check.

    (3) A person who owns works commits a grade A offence if he or she—

    • (a) fails to comply with subclause (1); or

    • (b) fails to carry out the checks required by a system established and implemented in accordance with this regulation.

    (4) A person who operates works commits a grade A offence if the works have not been checked as required by a system established for the purposes of this regulation, and the person knows that the works have not been checked, or is reckless as to whether the works have been checked.

    Compare: SR 1997/60 rr 60(3), 66(5), 67(f), (j)