The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

The 'Electricity at Work Regulations 1989' (EAW) were made under the 'Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974' and set out the requirements for the safety of electrical systems and equipment.

The regulations came into force on 1st April 1990. They require precautions to be taken against the risk of death or injury from electricity in work activities - this includes equipment accessible to the public in offices, hotels, shops, schools and colleges, etc.

Failure to comply with the requirements of the regulations may lead to prosecution.

Compliance implies that the whole maintenance programme should be carried out by technically qualified and experienced people.

How We Can Help

Our technicians are qualified to undertake this work on your behalf, and to help you comply with the EAW regulations.

We can undertake a formal inspection of every appliance and power lead, supplemented by electrical testing, where appropriate.

The equipment will be individually tagged with its overall safety status, a unique asset ID number and the date that the inspection was carried out.


Why Choose Bradbell?

Bradbell is an established specialist PAT company with a proven track record for quality and safety.

Furthermore, we only offer electrical inspection & testing services.  You can be assured that any recommendations and advice we give following testing programmes will be objective and unbiased as we have no interest in securing contracts for remedial works.

We believe in providing a cost-effective service while ensuring the highest possible standards.

Inspection & Testing

 Full visual inspections

 Combined inspection & testing, where appropriate

 Portable, moveable & fixed appliance checks

 110V and 230V equipment

 Detailed method statements

 Labeling of all equipment

 Replacement BS1362 fuses

 Replacement BS1363 & BS1363A plugs

 On-site minor repairs & retests included


 Qualified to nationally recognised levels

 Trained to the highest standards

 Up-to-date Enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) Disclosure

 Personal protective equipment (PPE)

 Photo identification

 Smart uniforms

 Highly experienced, professional, courteous and unobtrusive

Test Equipment

 State-of-the-art electrical test instruments

 Calibrated to UKAS and ISO17205 accredited standards

 Accurate microwave radiation emission testing, where required

 Automatic data capture of test results, where appropriate

 IT, network and server equipment safe


 Unique environmentally-friendly electronic (PDF) certificates and documentation

 Observations and recommendations on safer working practices, where appropriate

 Observations and recommendations regarding your fixed electrical installation, where appropriate

 Explained in plain English

After Sales Support & Protection

 Automatic scheduling of future inspections, as per your specification

 Free advice, all-year-round, in person, via telephone or e-mail

 ECA Bond accountability and protection

 Adherence to the ECA Code of Fair Trading and ECA Guarantee of Work Scheme

For further information, or to arrange a free quotation, please call us on 0161 355 0011 or e-mail