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The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Persons on whom duties are imposed by these Regulations

  3. PART II GENERAL

    1. 4.Systems, work activities and protective equipment

    2. 5.Strength and capability of electrical equipment

    3. 6.Adverse or hazardous environments

    4. 7.Insulation, protection and placing of conductors

    5. 8.Earthing or other suitable precautions

    6. 9.Integrity of referenced conductors

    7. 10.Connections

    8. 11.Means for protecting from excess of current

    9. 12.Means for cutting off the supply and for isolation

    10. 13.Precautions for work on equipment made dead

    11. 14.Work on or near live conductors

    12. 15.Working space, access and lighting

    13. 16.Persons to be competent to prevent danger and injury

  4. PART III REGULATIONS APPLYING TO MINES ONLY

    1. 17.Provisions applying to mines only

    2. 18.Introduction of electrical equipment

    3. 19.Restriction of equipment in certain zones below ground

    4. 20.Cutting off electricity or making safe where firedamp is found either below ground or at the surface

    5. 21.Approval of certain equipment for use in safety-lamp mines

    6. 22.Means of cutting off electricity to circuits below ground

    7. 23.Oil-filled equipment

    8. 24.Records and information

    9. 25.Electric shock notices

    10. 26.Introduction of battery-powered locomotives and vehicles into safety-lamp mines

    11. 27.Storage, charging and transfer of electrical storage batteries

    12. 28.Disapplication of section 157 of the Mines and Quarries Act 1954

  5. PART IV MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL

    1. 29.Defence

    2. 30.Exemption certificates

    3. 31.Extension outside Great Britain

    4. 32.Disapplication of duties

    5. 33.Revocations and modifications

  6. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      PROVISIONS APPLYING TO MINES ONLY AND HAVING EFFECT IN PARTICULAR IN RELATION TO THE USE BELOW GROUND IN COAL MINES OF FILM LIGHTING CIRCUITS

      1. 1.In this Schedule, “film lighting circuit” means any electric circuit...

      2. 2.A film lighting circuit shall not be used unless–

      3. 3.The manager shall make, and ensure the carrying out of,...

      4. 4.The manager shall make suitable rules with respect to the...

      5. 5.No person shall fire any shot or round of shots...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      REVOCATIONS AND MODIFICATIONS

      1. PART I revocations

      2. PART II modifications

        1. 1.The Mines and Quarries Act 1954 shall be modified as...

        2. 2.Regulation 4 of the Coal and Other Mines (Fire and...

        3. 3.The Shipbuilding and Ship-repairing Regulations 1960 shall be modified as...

        4. 4.Section 1(4) of the Mines Management Act 1971 (which relates...

  7. Explanatory Note

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