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The Electricity Supply Regulations 1988

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Application of Regulations

    3. 3.Interpretation

  3. PART II CONNECTION WITH EARTH

    1. 4.Continuity of the supply neutral conductor and earthing connections

    2. 5.General requirements for connection with earth

    3. 6.Multiple earthing

    4. 7.Protective multiple earthing

    5. 8.Earthing of metalwork

  4. PART III ELECTRIC LINES BELOW GROUND

    1. 9.General restriction

    2. 10.Protective screens

    3. 11.Excavations

  5. PART IV ELECTRIC LINES PLACED ABOVE GROUND

    1. 12.Restriction on placing electric lines above ground

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

    3. 14.Position, insulation and protection of electric lines

    4. 15.Precautions against access

    5. 16.Insulators in stay wires

  6. PART V SUPPLIER'S WORKS

    1. 17.Sufficiency of supplier’s works

    2. 18.Maximum voltage

    3. 19.Enclosed spaces

    4. 20.High voltage: additional provisions

    5. 21.Protective measures

    6. 22.Precautions against excess voltage

    7. 23.Precautions against supply failure

    8. 24.Inspection of supplier’s works

  7. PART VI SUPPLY TO CONSUMER'S INSTALLATIONS

    1. 25.Supplier’s works on consumer’s premises

    2. 26.Interconnected supplies

    3. 27.General conditions as to consumers

    4. 28.Discontinuance of supply in certain circumstances

    5. 29.Notices and determination of differences

    6. 30.Declaration of phases, frequency and voltage at supply terminals

    7. 31.Information to be provided on request

    8. 32.Electricity Boards to provide constant supply

  8. PART VII MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 33.Inspections, etc. for the Secretary of State

    2. 34.Notification of specified events

    3. 35.Notification of supply failure

    4. 36.Maps of supplier’s works underground

    5. 37.Exemption from requirements of Regulations

    6. 38.Works in breach of Regulations

    7. 39.Offences

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      DESIGN, COLOURS AND PROPORTIONS OF THE SAFETY SIGN

      1. 1.A safety sign shall be of the design, and shall...

      2. 2.The triangle, symbol and text shall be shown in black...

      3. 3.The symbol shall not occupy more than 50% of the...

      4. 4.A safety sign may include additional text the letters of...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      MINIMUM HEIGHT ABOVE GROUND OF OVERHEAD LINES

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      INTERCONNECTED SUPPLIES

      1. PART 1

      2. PART II

        1. 1.In this Part— “the owner” means the person who owns...

        2. 2.(1) The person concerned shall not provide energy to a...

        3. 3.The person concerned shall— (a) ensure that all persons carrying...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      NOTICE OF SPECIFIED EVENTS

      1. PART I EVENTS SPECIFIED IN REGULATION 34(2)(a)

        1. 1.Particulars relating to the person submitting the notice

        2. 2.Date on which the notice is submitted.

        3. 3.Supplier’s reference and sequential reference number.

        4. 4.Particulars relating to the event

        5. 5.Date and time of event.

        6. 6.Supplier’s Area or District involved.

        7. 7.Persons involved in the event— (a) surname and initials;

        8. 8.Supply system details— (a) voltage; (b) type of apparatus at...

        9. 9.Brief facts of the event, including, where known, the cause....

        10. 10.Details of any action which has been or is intended...

      2. PART II EVENTS SPECIFIED IN REGULATION 34(2)(b)

        1. 1.Particulars relating to the person submitting the notice

        2. 2.Date on which the notice is submitted.

        3. 3.Supplier’s reference and sequential reference number.

        4. 4.Particulars relating to the event

        5. 5.Date of event.

        6. 6.Person involved in the event— (a) surname and initials of...

        7. 7.Inquest verdict or fatal accident inquiry findings.

        8. 8.Equipment involved in the event— (a) apparatus directly involved—

        9. 9.Supply installation details— (a) voltage; (b) earthing arrangements, whether—

        10. 10.Whether there was evidence of amateur work.

      3. PART III EVENTS SPECIFIED IN REGULATION 34(2)(c)

        1. 1.Particulars relating to the person submitting the notice

        2. 2.Date on which the notice is submitted.

        3. 3.Supplier’s reference and sequential reference number.

        4. 4.Particulars relating to the event

        5. 5.Date of event.

        6. 6.Whether the person involved in the event was—

        7. 7.Supply system details— (a) voltage; (b) type of apparatus at...

        8. 8.Brief facts of the event, including the cause and details...

        9. 9.Details of action which has been, or is intended to...

      4. PART IV EVENT SPECIFIED IN REGULATION 34(2)(d)

        1. 1.Particulars relating to the person submitting the notice

        2. 2.Date on which the notice is submitted.

        3. 3.Supplier’s reference and sequential reference number.

        4. 4.Particulars relating to the events

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      NOTICE OF SUPPLY FAILURE

      1. 1.Particulars relating to the person submitting the notice

      2. 2.Date on which the notice is submitted.

      3. 3.Particulars relating to the failure of supply

      4. 4.Duration of the interruption.

      5. 5.Approximate load affected (in megawatts).

      6. 6.Number of consumers affected approximated to the nearest 100.

      7. 7.Geographical area affected.

      8. 8.Nature and cause of the failure.

      9. 9.Nature of any deliberate damage involved.

  10. Explanatory Note

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