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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

  10. Schedule

    1. 1

      Design colours and proportions of the safety Sign

    2. 2

      Minimum height above ground of overhead lines

    3. 3

      Interconnected supplies

    4. 4

      Notice of specified events

    5. 5

      Notice of supply failure

  11. Explanatory Note

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