The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (SI 1989/635) (as amended) (the Regulations) came into force on 1 April 1990. The purpose of the Regulations is to require precautions to be taken against the risk of death or personal injury from electricity in work activities.
The Regulations are made under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (the HSW Act). The HSW Act applies principally to employers, the self-employed and to employees, including certain classes of trainees. Duties are imposed in respect of systems, electrical equipment and conductors, and in respect of work activities on or near electrical equipment. The frequency of required testing varies with the type of premises, but most commercial and educational buildings should be tested every 5 years.
Nomico can arrange a rolling programme of testing to spread the cost of this important work over the 5 year period. When combined with emergency light testing and routine maintenance (such as changing fluorescent tubes and light bulbs) a cost effective schedule can be produced.