‘The Electricity At Work Regulations’ place a legal requirement on companies/ organisations to maintain, inspect and test all electrical equipment connected to your supply periodically.

This requirement is for all companies where appliances are used by employees or members of the public including hotels, shops, schools and hospitals (Health and Safety at Work Act 1974).

Electricity at Work Act 1989

  • To meet the requirements of the 1989 “electricity at work regulations it is widely regarded to be necessary to implement a programmed of planned inspection and testing of portable appliances.
  • As may be necessary to prevent danger all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent so far as is reasonably practicable such danger.

Provisions & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992

  • Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.

Provisions & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

  • Every employer shall ensure that the result of an inspection made under this regulation is recorded and kept until the next inspection.