Health & Safety Department

Section 27 - Electrical safety

Codes of Practice relating to Section 27 Electrical safety of the University Health and Safety Policy, Framework: Arrangements document.


These Codes of Practice must be complied with either in the manner stated, or in some other manner that ensures that an equivalent level of safety and health control is met.

Should you choose an alternative method you may be called upon to justify your actions and prove that such action has resulted in an equivalent level of risk control.

Subject specific Guidance documents add further detail and aid compliance with this Policy and CoPs. Following the CoPs in the manner stated will ensure that you comply with both health and safety law and the University’s Health and Safety Policy.

All Codes of Practice associated with electrical safety have also been published in the Electrical safety guidance section, including information on periodic testing and inspection (portable appliance testing and visual inspections).

ES CoP001 - Safe use of electrical equipment