Electrical Safety: Quick Facts

  • School employers have a duty under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (EAW) to ensure that electrical systems and equipment they are responsible for are safe to use and are regularly, effectively and safely maintained. Overview of Electrical Safety

  • When purchasing electrical equipment schools should ensure that it is installed and operated in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Buying and Installing Electrical Equipment

  • The general requirements relating to the safety of electrical equipment at work are governed by the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, which set out the overriding principles for electrical safety. Legal Requirements

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