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Enforcement

Assessment process

Enforcement of safety in electrical and gas installations, networks and works is based on Energy Safety’s observations and assessment of the market.

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Warnings and advisories

A warning notice will outline: the offence observed the remedial action to take.

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Infringement notices

Regulations 10, 11 and 12 of the Electricity Regulations and 6, 7 and 8 of the Gas Regulations define Grade A and B offences, strict liability offences and infringement offences.

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Offences & prosecutions

Energy Safety may take prosecution action rather than issue an infringement notice.

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Prohibitions & Urgent Instructions

If it is determined that a serious safety risk is occurring or could occur, then a Prohibition or an Urgent Instruction may be issued.

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Definition of safe and unsafe

Regulation 20 of the Electricity Regulations defines electrically unsafe works and installations

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Special circumstances

The Regulations recognise circumstances in which non-compliance could be accepted.

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Electricity offences

Examples of Grade A and Grade B electricity offences

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Gas offences

Examples of Grade A and Grade B gas offences

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Last updated 28 May 2012
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