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Construction Regulations 2014: Here are the five requirements for electrical installations and machinery on construction sites

by , 12 March 2014
Are you in the construction sector? If so, Construction Regulations 2014 require you to do the following when it comes to electrical installations and machinery on your construction site.

Construction Regulations 2014: These are the five requirements for electrical installations and machinery on construction sites

The South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors explains that Construction Regulations 2014 state a contractor must, in addition to compliance with the Electrical Installation Regulations, 2009, and the Electrical Machinery Regulations, 1988, ensure that:

#1: Before construction commences and during the progress thereof, adequate steps are taken to ascertain the presence of, and guard against, danger to workers from any electrical cable or apparatus which is under, over or on the site;

#2: All parts of electrical installations and machinery are of adequate strength to withstand the working conditions on construction sites;

#3: The control of all temporary electrical installations on the construction site is designated to a competent person who has been appointed in writing for that purpose;

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#4: All temporary electrical installations used by the contractor are inspected at least once a week. This must be done by a competent person and the inspection findings must be recorded in a register that's kept on the construction site; and

#5: All electrical machinery is inspected by the authorised operator or user on a daily basis.

The person inspecting the electrical machinery must use the relevant checklist when conducting the inspection. He must also record the findings and keep the register on the construction site.

There you have it. Now that you know the requirements for electrical installations and machinery on construction sites, make sure you comply with Construction Regulations 2014 so you can avoid penalties.



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jan gloy 2014-08-26 13:19:09

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