(Amendment) Regulations and shall come into force on 6th April Amendment to the Electricity Safety, installations (BS ) into the ESQCR. (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS No. Quality and Continuity Regulations (SI /) (ESQCR) to comply with British. 9th March Laid before Parliament. 13th March Regulations and shall come into force on 6th April installations (BS ) into the ESQCR .

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For information on risk assessment and electrical safety, visit the relevant pages at the HSE. Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations (ESQCR) – HSE

Electrical arcing is a major risk in some situations and can result in a powerful arc flash causing a dangerous blast wave and subsequent fire. But how dangerous is working with electricity? Immediately after the duty holder becomes aware, all deaths and serious injuries ie where a member of the public is admitted to hospital as an in patient must be reported by telephone to Dsqcr.

One of the main hazards of working with electricity is electric shock when a person comes into contact with equipment that is live. This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience. ESQCR duty holders have duties to report certain incidents that may involve the safety of those not eaqcr by the duty holder enforcement by HSEmajor supply interruptions enforced by Department of Energy and Climate Change and domestic fatalities enforced by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.


As always, health and safety risk assessment is the key. A properly carried out risk assessment gives you the crucial information you need to allow you to eliminate, reduce and protect against the risks.

Electrical Safety in the Workplace

Accredited to ISO When should I report? Call Us Deaths and serious injuries Domestic fatalities Fire, explosion and implosion Major supply interruptions Other events What must be reported?

You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information. The injuries from the electric shock itself can be compounded by burn injuries. More on when to report? The basics for your business. If there are flammable materials in the atmosphere or stored nearby, an explosion can occur.

Generators Transmission operator Distributed network operators Suppliers Meter operators Who should report? Health and Safety Executive.

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What precautions esqccr to be taken? How to make a report. Electrical work takes place in all sectors of the economy, so there are many people working on or near electricity in their daily routines. A – switch to normal size A – switch to large size A – switch to larger size. What must be reported? Electrical Safety in the Fsqcr Working with electricity is a dangerous business. What are the main risks?


Who should make a report? Contains public sector information published by the Health and Safety Executive and licensed under the Open Government Licence v2.

These figures are shocking enough, but they are likely to be underestimates as they include only those incidents reported. HSE aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. Health and safety made simple. A further risk is that following an electric shock, a person may suffer further eeqcr due to falls or the longer-term impacts of the shock itself.

Skip to content Skip to navigation. To focus on electrical safety in the workplace, your risk assessment should look at all circumstances where electricity is a factor, but particularly in work in wet or damp environments, outdoors and in cramped spaces. Working with electricity is a dangerous business.