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The London Fire Brigade Service carried out a survey over a five-year period, in which they attended 20,000 fires which were a result of faulty electrical appliances within the workplace or at home. Often the most basic of precautions can prevent disaster.
“The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 puts a duty of care upon both employer (sections 2,3 and 4) and employee
(section 7) to ensure the safety of all persons using the work premises. This includes the self-employed.”
You can also refer to the Managment of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 for more guidance on the correct methods of accident prevention:
“It shall be the duty of every employer and self-employed person to comply with the provisions of these regulations in so far as they relate to matters which are within his control. It shall be the duty of every employee while at work:
(a) to co-operate with his employer so far as is necessary to enable any duty placed on that employer by the provisions of these regulations to be
complied with; and
(b) to comply with the provisions of these regulations in so far as they relate to matters which are within his control.”
– the Electricity at Work Regulations, 1989