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Statutory Instrument 2002 No. 2665

The Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002.

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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

2002 No. 2665

ELECTRICITY

The Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002
Made 24th October 2002
Laid before Parliament 28th October 2002
Coming into force 31st January 2003

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

PART I INTRODUCTORY

1.
Citation, commencement and interpretation
2.
Application of Regulations
3.
General adequacy of electrical equipment
4.
Duty of co-operation
5.
Inspection of networks

PART II PROTECTION AND EARTHING

6.
Electrical protection
7.
Continuity of the supply neutral conductor and earthing connections
8.
General requirements for connection with earth
9.
Protective multiple earthing
10.
Earthing of metalwork

PART III SUBSTATIONS

11.
Substation safety

PART IV UNDERGROUND CABLES AND EQUIPMENT

12.
General restriction on the use of underground cables
13.
Protective screens
14.
Excavations and depth of underground cables
15.
Maps of underground networks

PART V OVERHEAD LINES

16.
General restriction on the use of overhead lines
17.
Minimum height of overhead lines, wires and cables
18.
Position, insulation and protection of overhead lines
19.
Precautions against access and warnings of dangers
20.
Fitting of insulators to stay wires

PART VI GENERATION

21.
Switched alternative sources of energy
22.
Parallel operation

PART VII SUPPLIES TO INSTALLATIONS AND TO OTHER NETWORKS

23.
Precautions against supply failure
24.
Equipment on a consumer's premises
25.
Connections to installations or to other networks
26.
Disconnection of supply, refusal to connect and resolution of disagreements
27.
Declaration of phases, frequency and voltage at supply terminals
28.
Information to be provided on request
29.
Discontinuation of supplies

PART VIII MISCELLANEOUS

30.
Inspections, etc. for the Secretary of State
31.
Notification of specified events
32.
Notification of certain interruptions of supply
33.
Exemption from requirements of Regulations
34.
Networks, equipment or installations in breach of Regulations
35.
Offences
36.
Revocation

SCHEDULES


1.
Design, colours and proportions of the safety sign


2.
Minimum height above ground of overhead lines

3.
Notification of specified events


4.
Notification of certain interruptions of supply


5.
Revocations

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on her by sections 29, 30(3) and 60 of the Electricity Act 1989[1], hereby makes the following Regulations: -

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