Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (1991 in Northern Ireland)

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (1991 in Northern Ireland) are made under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.

The Regulations require that employers as ‘Duty Holders’ must provide a safe working environment with regard to all electrical equipment and systems, regardless of when they were manufactured, installed or brought into use.

The employer, self-employed and employee all have duties and obligations in complying with the requirements of the Regulations, which apply to all places of work, with no exemptions.

All electrical systems must be maintained in a safe condition and an important aspect of such maintenance is periodic inspection and testing.


Thermography is a great way to supplement your testing regime for fixed wiring.

As part of fixed wiring inspection and testing programmes, or as a specific service, we can, with the use of thermal imaging, identify problems before they cause breakdowns or become major safety issues.

In the vast majority of cases this can be done without any disruption to power supply.

Regular thermographic surveying can result in major cost savings through early identification of 'hotspots' and potential breakdowns.

Electrical inspection and testing is seen as an important part of complying with the Act.

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