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The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Puts a duty of care on both employer and employee to ensure the safety of all persons using the work premises. This includes the self employed.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Every employer shall make a suitable and sufficient assessment of:
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
Electrical equipment includes anything used, intended to be used or installed for use, to generate , provide, transmit, transform, rectify, convert, conduct, distribute, control, store, measure or use electrical energy. As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent so far as reasonable practicable, such danger.
The Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is so constructed or adapted as to be suitable for the purpose for which it is used or provided. This specifically applies to work equipment used by workers at work. Including all work equipment connected to a source of electrical energy.
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