Electricity Installation Certificate: The Facts! | Covered Insurance

With Electricity being the most common cause of fire within a work place since smoking was outlawed, Covered Insurance Solutions...


With Electricity being the most common cause of fire within a work place since smoking was outlawed, Covered Insurance Solutions would like to raise awareness of the Regulations surrounding working with electricity.

You may be surprised to learn that Insurers will place a clause on their policy for a valid Electrical Installation Certificate to be in force on a business premises, this not a get out of paying a claim clause, this is simply reinforcing what is the law under The Electricity at Work Act, 1989.

The Electricity at Work Act, 1989 states that all electrical systems and equipment used in the working environment should be in a safe condition. The Health & Safety Executive recommend that in order to comply with the regulations an electrical inspection and testing programme should be undertaken at all places of work once every five years!

"Covered have recently seen an unprecedented number of companies who were unaware of these regulations and it is important that we bring it to the forefront of people's minds." Said Director Damian Chapman.

For further information about The Electricity at Work Act 1989 visit www.hse.gov.uk