Employers should ensure anyone carrying out electrical work has the necessary competence, says Andrew Linley.

It is very well known that the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires employers to provide “…such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of his or her employees…”

Although not specifically stated, the law requires that employers ensure their employees are competent to undertake the work for which they have been employed.

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