Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010

  • This version includes a correction to regulation 101(1) under section 25(1)(j)(iii) and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2012 and then this version was replaced on 29 August 2017 to make corrections to regulations 38(1), 65(6), 86, 100(1), 110, and 112 under section 25(1)(j)(i), (iii), and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Part 2 General safety requirements

Requirements for electrical safety

13 Doing work on works, installations, fittings, and appliances

(1)

A person who does work on any works or installation, or on any part of any works or installation, must ensure—

(a)

that the resulting works or installation, or part of the works or installation, is electrically safe; and

(b)

if the work is on only part of any works or installation, that the work has not adversely affected the electrical safety of the rest of the works or installation.

(2)

A person who does work on any fittings or appliances must ensure that—

(a)

the resulting fittings or appliances are electrically safe; and

(b)

in the case of mining electrical equipment or conductors supplying that equipment, the resulting equipment and conductors comply with the applicable requirements of Part 5A and Schedule 8.

(3)

A person who does work on any works, installations, fittings, or appliances must, while doing the work, ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that people and property are protected from dangers arising from the work.

(4)

In this regulation, work includes doing, or supervising the doing of, any of the following:

(a)

constructing, manufacturing, or assembling:

(b)

installing or connecting:

(c)

maintaining:

(d)

testing, certifying, or inspecting.

(5)

A person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a level 2 penalty if he or she—

(a)

does work on any works or installation and fails to comply with subclause (1); or

(b)

does work on any fittings or appliances and fails to comply with subclause (2); or

(c)

while doing work on any works, installations, fittings, or appliances, fails to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that people and property are protected from dangers arising from the work, where the person doing the work knows, or can reasonably be expected to know, of the dangers that may arise from the work.

Compare: SR 1997/60 r 69(1)

Regulation 13(2): replaced, on 31 December 2013, by regulation 8 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/494).

Regulation 13(3): replaced, on 4 April 2016, by section 232 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (2015 No 70).

Regulation 13(5): amended, on 4 October 2013, by regulation 3(2) of the Criminal Procedure (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/409).

Regulation 13(5): amended, on 1 July 2013, by regulation 7(1) of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/279).

Regulation 13(5)(c): replaced, on 4 April 2016, by section 232 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (2015 No 70).