The requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 can be met by;
- Performing in-service inspection and testing, which consist of three activities
– User checks
– Formal visual inspections (without tests)
– combined inspections and tests (although the Electricity at Work Regulations do not require the keeping of records, up-to-date information can be a means of showing that a maintenance scheme exists)
- Performing maintenance or, if necessary, replacing the defective item of equipment (depending upon the results of the in-service inspection and testing), and
- Keeping up-to-date records that can be a means of showing compliance.
Information on the Electricity at Work Regulations can be found in the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publication Memorandum of Guidance on the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. This publication is available as a free download from www.hse.gov.uk