Electricity at Work Regulations This legislation places legal implications on employers to ensure the safety of electrical devices in the workplace. These Regulations impose health and safety requirements with respect to electricity at work. The Electricity at Work Regulations Made. 7th April Laid before Parliament. 25th April Coming into force. 1st April The Secretary of State.
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In regulation 1 2the reference to the Miscellaneous Mines Electricity Regulations ; and in the Schedule the entries relating to those Regulations.
Coming into exwr 1st April Precautions for work on equipment made dead In any proceedings for an offence consisting of a contravention of regs 4 45, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 or 16, it shall be a defence for any person to prove that he took all reasonable steps and exercised all due diligence to avoid the commission of that offence. Approval of certain equipment for use in safety-lamp mines.
This would ewar work in the vicinity of electrical equipment and insulated or uninsulated conductors. Original As Enacted or Made: Still have a question?
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
Ask a solicitor online now Ask My Question. This OC aims to highlight the key issues on inspection and enforcement for inspectors.
Precautions for work on equipment made dead Regulation 13 requires suitable precautions to be taken to ensure that once equipment is isolated so that work can be carried out on it, it cannot become electrically charged again while the work is being carried out on it. The regulations impose duties on persons in respect of systems, electrical equipment and conductors and in respect of work activities on or near electrical equipment.
No locomotive or vehicle which uses an electrical storage battery, either partly or wholly, as a power source for traction purposes shall be introduced below ground at a safety-lamp mine unless it is an approved locomotive or vehicle.
Strength and capability of electrical equipment. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:. The Regulations revoke the instruments specified in Part I of Schedule 2 regulation 33 1modify the enactments and instruments specified in Part II of Schedule 2 regulation 33 2 and provide that any reference to the Mines and Quarries Actthe Mines and Quarries Tips Act or the Mines Management Act in any of those Acts, in regulations made under any of those Acts, or in health and safety regulations, shall be treated as including a reference to these Regulations regulation 33 3.
Health and Safety Regulations. Risky business Vehicle safety on farms Kidsafe: No person shall fire any shot or round of shots in a place in which, or in the vicinity of which, any part of a film lighting circuit is installed.
Regulation 4 of the Coal and Other Mines Fire and Restriction of equipment in certain zones below ground.
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The Regulations disapply section of the Mines and Quarries Act defence in certain legal proceedings in relation to any legal proceedings or prosecutions arising out of regulations 18 to 27 and Schedule 1 regulation 28 and provide a defence in the case of a contravention of certain of the Regulations regulation Adverse or hazardous environments.
Provisions applying to mines only Strength and capability of electrical equipment Under reg 5, no electrical equipment shall be put into use where its strength and capability may be exceeded in such a way as may give rise to danger. Systems, work activities and protective equipment.
Means for cutting off the supply and for isolation. However, FCG support will be required except where a deficiency is obvious and requires no technical proof. Means for protecting from excess of current. In regulation 1 2sawr reference to the Quarries Electricity Regulations ; and in the Schedule the entries relating to those Regulations. This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience.
The electricity at work regulations 1989
In court, FCG inspectors may eaer able to use such evidence to express a professional opinion as to the dangers which are present or likely to occur. Electrical equipment under the regulations includes anything used, intended to be used or installed for use, to generate, provide, transmit, transform, rectify, convert, conduct, distribute, control, store, measure or use electrical energy.
In these circumstances, inspectors ezwr advised to recommend strongly that the consumer seeks assistance from an electricity PLC, an NICIEC contractor or other reputable contractor who can make the situation safe, ensure continuation of use by the consumer of the appliance or system, and provide a technical opinion on the condition of the installation.
Introduction of electrical equipment. It means any material solid liquid or gas capable of conducting electricity. Restriction of equipment in certain zones below ground. Cutting off electricity or making safe where firedamp is found either below ground or at the surface.
Defence In any proceedings for an offence consisting of a contravention of regs 4 45, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 or 16, it shall be a defence for any person to prove that he took all reasonable steps and exercised all due diligence to avoid the commission of that offence.
Means for protecting from excess of current. Insulation, protection and placing of 198.
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wawr Opening Options Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once. The Regulations impose duties upon employers, self-employed persons, managers of mines and quarries and employees regulation 3.
Regulation 13 requires suitable precautions to be taken to ensure that once equipment is isolated so that work can be carried out on it, it cannot become electrically charged again while the work is being carried out on it.