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      Statutory Instrument 1989 No. 635

      The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

      © Crown Copyright 1989

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1989 No. 635


The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

Made 7th April 1989
Laid before Parliament 25th April 1989
Coming into force 1st April 1990


1.  Citation and commencement.
2.  Interpretation.
3.  Persons on whom duties are imposed by these Regulations.
4.  Systems, work activities and protective equipment.
5.  Strength and capability of electrical equipment.
6.  Adverse or hazardous environments.
7.  Insulation, protection and placing of conductors.
8.  Earthing or other suitable precautions.
9.  Integrity of referenced conductors.
10.  Connections.
11.  Means for protecting from excess of current.
12.  Means for cutting off the supply and for isolation.
13.  Precautions for work on equipment made dead.
14.  Work on or near live conductors.
15.  Working space, access and lighting.
16.  Persons to be competent to prevent danger and injury.
Regulations Applying to Mines Only
17.  Provisions applying to mines only.
18.  Introduction of electrical equipment.
19.  Restriction of equipment in certain zones below ground.
20.  Cutting off electricity or making safe where firedamp is found either below ground or at the surface.
21.  Approval of certain equipment for use in safety-lamp mines.
22.  Means of cutting off electricity to circuits below ground.
23.  Oil-filled equipment.
24.  Records and information.
25.  Electric shock notices.
26.  Introduction of battery-powered locomotives and vehicles into safety-lamp mines.
27.  Storage, charging and transfer of electrical storage batteries.
28.  Disapplication of section 157 of the Mines and Quarries Act 1954.
Miscellaneous and General
29.  Defence.
30.  Exemption certificates.
31.  Extension outside Great Britain.
32.  Disapplication of duties.
33.  Revocations and modifications.

  Schedule 1.  Provisions applying to mines only and having effect in particular in relation to the use below ground in coal mines of film lighting circuits.

  Schedule 2.  Revocations and modifications.


Explanatory Note

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