Electricity and the law
HSE and other organisations have produced guidance on electrical safety that is suitable for a wide range of industries and technical competencies. The information produced by HSE is either free for immediate download or available to order at low cost.
- The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
- Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 1992
- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
- Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994
- The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
- The Equipment and Protective Systems Intended For Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 1996
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- Memorandum of guidance on the Electricity at Work Regulations
General electrical information
The Simple Precautions and Frequently asked Questions web pages will help you to select the best guidance on working with electricity.
Many other organisations provide information about electrical matters.
Information on accident statistics is also available from a number of sources.