Law in the UK requires that all business owners, their directors, managers and employees comply with ‘The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989’ (EAWR).
Achieving compliance with the EAWR and associated codes of practice means that companies are fulfilling their duties to protect the safety of their personnel against electrical hazards.
Failing to comply with these Regulations means that the business is potentially putting its employees and members of the public at risk due to dangerous electrical installations, and it risks intervention from the HSE in the form of improvement/prohibition notices.
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 imposes duties on every employer and every employee to ensure that the safety requirements of the regulations are met. The Memorandum of Guidance on the Electricity at Work Regulations advises that compliance with the IEE Wiring Regulations (BS7671) code of practice is likely to ensure compliance with the relevant aspects of the 1989 regulations.
Regulation 4(2) of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that:
’As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger’.
Our aim is to ensure that all our Clients achieve compliance with the relevant parts of the EAWR efficiently and with least disruption to their operations. As important is the ability to demonstrate ongoing compliance to the relevant authorities, and so effective regime setup is also a key part of our service.