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The primary relevant Health and Safety Regulations in force in the UK are:-

Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

Regulation 3 / 1

which states:-

It shall be the duty of every employer and self-employed person to comply with these regulations so far as they relate to matters in his control.

Regulation 3 / 2

which states:-

It shall be the duty of every employee to cooperate with his employer to comply with the provisions of these regulations.

Regulation 4 / 2

which states:-

All systems shall be maintained so far as to prevent as far as reasonably practicable danger.


The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

Regulation 6 / 1


Every employer shall ensure that where the safety of work equipment depends on installation conditions it is inspected:-

a. after installation
b. relocation.

Regulation 6 / 2


Every employer shall ensure that work equipment liable to result in dangerous situations is inspected at:-

a) suitable intervals to ensure that health and safety conditions are maintained         and that any deterioration can be detected and remedied in good time.

Regulation 6 / 3


Every employer shall ensure that the results of an inspection is recorded and kept until the next inspection.


Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992

Regulation 3 / 1

Every employer and self-employed person should make suitable assessment of the risk associated with his appliances to his staff and the public and record the finding.

Regulation 6 / 1 requires:-

As appropriate to appoint a competent person to take responsibility for inspection and testing.