In April 1990 "The electricity at work regulations" came into force. These regulations
were made under the health and safety at work act 1974. And set out safety requirements
for electrical equipment.
The act specifies that employers and self employed are liable for the correct use
of electrical appliances and for the overall safety of the equipment, which is to
be used by any member of staff and members of the public. For example:
Offices, Staff rooms, Hotels, Caravans, Shops, Hospitals, Banks, Workshops and any
equipment that is hired out such as small plant hire. Also things like mobile discos.
Failure to comply with the requirements can lead to prosecution and may void any
insurance claims made against your company, Leaving you to pay the said fines / compensation
that could arise from any electrical fault or accident, to employees or members of