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Maintaining electrical equipment safety

The law requires electrical equipment to be maintained to prevent danger. The type and frequency of user checks, inspections and testing needed will depend on the equipment, the environment in which it is used and the results of previous checks.

Frequently asked questions

From experience

Electrical injuries

Simple precautions

HSE guidance

Industry guidance

See also

Updated 2020-03-24