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THE ELECTRICITY SAFETY, QUALITY AND CONTINUITY REGULATIONS (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2012

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and interpretation

    2. 2.Application of Regulations

    3. 3.General adequacy of electrical equipment

    4. 4.Duty of co-operation

    5. 5.Inspection of networks

  3. PART 2

    1. 6.Electrical protection

    2. 7.Continuity of the supply neutral conductor and earthing connections

    3. 8.General requirements for connection with earth

    4. 9.Protective multiple earthing

    5. 10.Earthing of metalwork

  4. PART 3

    1. 11.Substation safety

  5. PART 4

    1. 12.General restriction on the use of underground cables

    2. 13.Protective screens

    3. 14.Excavations and depth of underground cables

    4. 15.Maps of underground networks

  6. PART 5

    1. 16.General restriction on the use of overhead lines

    2. 17.Minimum height of overhead lines, wires and cables

    3. 18.Position, insulation and protection of overhead lines

    4. 19.Precautions against access and warnings of dangers

    5. 20.Fitting of insulators to stay wires

    6. 21.Avoidance of interference with or interruption of supply caused by trees

  7. PART 6

    1. 22.Switched alternative sources of energy

    2. 23.Parallel operation

  8. PART 7

    1. 24.Precautions against supply failure

    2. 25.Equipment on a consumer’s premises

    3. 26.Connections to installations or to other networks

    4. 27.Disconnection of supply, refusal to connect and resolution of disagreements

    5. 28.Declaration of phases, frequency and voltage at supply terminals

    6. 29.Information to be provided on request

    7. 30.Discontinuation of supplies

  9. PART 8

    1. 31.Inspections, etc. for the Department

    2. 32.Notification of specified events

    3. 33.Notification of certain interruptions of supply

    4. 34.Exemption from requirements of Regulations

    5. 35.Networks, equipment or installations in breach of Regulations

    6. 36.Offences

    7. 37.Revocation

  10. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      DESIGN, COLOURS AND PROPORTIONS OF THE SAFETY SIGN

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      MINIMUM HEIGHT ABOVE GROUND OF OVERHEAD LINES

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      NOTIFICATION OF SPECIFIED EVENTS

      1. PART 1 EVENTS SPECIFIED IN REGULATION 32(2)(a)

      2. PART 2 EVENTS SPECIFIED IN REGULATION 32(2)(b)

      3. PART 3 EVENTS SPECIFIED IN REGULATION 32(2)(c) and 32(2)(e)

      4. PART 4 EVENTS SPECIFIED IN REGULATION 32(2)(d)

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      NOTIFICATION OF CERTAIN INTERRUPTIONS OF SUPPLY

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      REVOCATIONS

  11. Explanatory Note

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