The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published an updated version of guidance document HSG107 – Maintaining portable electrical equipment, which gives advice to managers, electricians, technicians and users on maintaining portable electrical equipment to prevent danger.
HSG107 covers equipment that is connected to the fixed mains supply or a locally generated supply and outlines a recommended maintenance plan based on a straightforward, inexpensive system of user checks, formal visual inspection and testing.
The guidance has been updated to clarify what the legal requirement for maintenance of portable electrical equipment means in practice. The table of suggested frequencies has been updated and now includes clearer information for all types of business including construction.
For more information, see:
- the Electricity at Work Regulations SI 1989/635;
- HSR25 – Memorandum of guidance on the Electricity at Work Regulations;
- INDG236 – Maintaining portable electric equipment in low risk environments.