• LEGISLATION



    The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
    This Act puts a duty of care upon both employer and employee to ensure the safety of all persons using the work premises. This includes the self employed.

    The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 
    These Regulations impose health and safety requirements with respect to electricity used at work, and clearly define that responsibilities fall with the Employer or Self Employed Person who employs one or more individuals under a Contract of Employment.

    The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 states:

    “Every employer shall make suitable and sufficient assessment of:

    •(a) the risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst at work, and
    •(b) the risks to ensure the health and safety of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him or his undertaking“


    The Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 states:

    “Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair”


    From the scope of this legislation, it is clear there is a requirement to inspect and test all types of electrical equipment in all work situations on a regular basis. PTS can assist the responsible duty holder to put a program in place to ensure peace of mind within the workplace.