Electrical safety on construction sites

This guidance is aimed at those responsible for planning and subsequent management, and those who control the installation and use of electrical systems and equipment on construction sites.

Applies to:
April 2023
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It explains what to do to reduce the risk of accidents involving electricity. It includes advice on safe working practices for everyone who controls or influences the design, specification, selection, installation, commissioning, maintenance or operation of electrical systems and equipment during construction activities.

Practical information is given to help understand what the requirements of the relevant legislation may mean in practice. This includes the:

  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015)
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (EAWR 1989)
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 1998)

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Updated 2023-07-14