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Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 – Updated Guidance

The latest updated version of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 – Guidance was published in October 2015.  Details can be accessed at

The purpose of this guidance is to highlight what can be done by dutyholders to achieve electrical safety compliance with the duties imposed by the Regulations.

It is relevant to all work activities and premises except certain offshore installations and particular ships. Of particular relevance to dutyholders, it will also be of interest and practical help primarily to engineers (including those involved in design, construction, operation or maintenance of electrical systems and equipment), technicians and their managers.

References to relevant regulations, standards and publications have been updated.

Date of publication: October 2015

ISBN:978 0 7176 6636 2

Series code:HSR25 (Third edition)