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Many deaths and injuries relating to electricity can arise from:

  • Using poorly maintained electrical equipment
  • Working near overhead power lines
  • Touching underground power cables during excavation work
  • Touching the mains electricity supplies (230 volt)
  • Using unsuitable electrical equipment in dangerous areas

What law applies?

There are several different types of health and safety laws that cover electricity, including:

  • The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • The Electricity at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991

PAT testing

PAT testing stands for portable appliance testing of any appliance that has a plug and can be moved.

You're not required to frequently test portable appliances, but you must make sure your electrical appliances are maintained. The HSE publishes specific advice on portable appliances, depending on your work environment.

Regular electrical testing may also be required under your insurance policy. You should read the terms of your individual policy to check this.

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