There is little point in setting up Regulations to control the way in which electrical installations are designed and installed if it is not verified that they have been followed. For example, the protection of installation users against the danger of fatal electric shock due to indirect contact is usually the low impedance of the earth-fault loop; unless this impedance is correctly measured. this safety cannot be confirmed. in this case the test cannot be carried out during installation, because part of the loop is made up of the supply system which is not connected until work is complete.


Commercial Clients: Electricity at Work Regulations, Regulation 4(2) of the electricity at work regulations 1989 requires that; "As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent danger" this statement applies to the fixed electrical installation as well as appliances of which is often misunderstood.

Landlords: Landlords have a legal duty to ensure the safety of tenants. This is regulated by several Acts of Parliament that impose a statutory duty on landlords with respect to electrical safety as follows:


-The Consumer Protection Act 1987

-The Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974

-The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

-The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

-Housing Act 1996he