Energised electrical equipment

Electrical work must not be carried out on electrical equipment when it is energised unless the electrical work is permitted by the regulation.

The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 outlines specific requirements for electrical work including:

These requirements do not apply where electrical work is carried out by or on behalf of an electricity supply authority on electrical equipment, including line associated equipment, controlled or operated by the authority to generate, transform, transmit or supply electricity.

These authorities are covered by separate electrical safety regulations.

Further information

The managing electrical risks at the workplace code of practice provides more information about electrical work and risk controls.
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