Electricity Regulation Act 1999

9E

F157[Designated electrical works.

9E. (1) The Commission, having consulted with such persons as it considers appropriate, and with the consent of the Minister, may by regulations designate a class or classes of electrical works to be designated electrical works.

(2) Where the Commission proposes to make regulations under subsection (1) the Minister, where he or she has approved the draft of such regulations, shall cause a draft of the regulations to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas and the regulations shall not be made until a resolution approving of the draft has been passed by each such House.

(3) A person shall not carry out electrical works which are designated electrical works unless that person is a registered electrical contractor.

(4) A person who contravenes subsection (3) is guilty of an offence and liable

(a) on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding 5,000 or a term of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or to both, or

(b) on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding 15,000 or a term of imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or to both.]

Annotations

Amendments:

F157

Inserted (12.03.2008) by Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 (40/2006), s. 4, S.I. No. 68 of 2008.

C11

Terms “Restricted Electrical Works” and “Designated Electrical Works” construed (1.10.2013) by Electricity Regulation Act 1999 (Restricted Electrical Works) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 264 of 2013), regs. 4(1)-(3), in effect as per reg. 2.

Restricted Electrical Works

4. (1) For the purposes of these Regulations and section 9E(1) of the Act, the phrase "Restricted Electrical Works" has the same meaning as and shall be construed as a reference to "Designated Electrical Works".

4. (2) For the purposes of section 9E(1) of the Act "Designated Electrical Works" means:

(a) the installation, commissioning, inspection or testing of a new Electrical Installation which is fixed, fastened or mounted or otherwise secured so that its position does not change and requires connection or re-connection to the distribution network or the transmission network, as the case may be;

(b) the modification, installation or replacement of a Distribution Board including customer tails on either side of the Main Protective Device or of an Electrical Installation in any of the special locations listed in Part 7 of the National Rules for Electrical Installations, as the case may be;

(c) the installation or replacement of one or more circuits in an Electrical Installation, including the installation of one or more additional protective devices for such circuits on a Distribution Board; or

(d) the inspection, testing or certification of, or reporting on, existing Electrical Installations covered by Part 6 of the National Rules for Electrical Installations;

4. (3) For the purposes of section 9E(1) of the Act, "Designated Electrical Works" does not include:

(a) Electrical works in potentially explosive atmospheres;

(b) Electrical works in a Commercial Premises setting including MV and HV connection and installations;

(c) Electrical works on a construction site;

(d) Electrical works within exhibitions, shows and stands;

(e) Electrical works on agricultural and horticultural installations;

(f) Electrical works on public lighting and associated cabling;

(g) Minor electrical works including the replacement of an electrical accessory such as a light switch, the replacement or relocation of a light fitting where the existing circuit is retained, the provision of an additional socket to an existing radial circuit, or electrical works which do not require the issuance of a completion certificate under section 9D of the Act.

Editorial Notes:

E43

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.10.2013) Electricity Regulation Act 1999 (Restricted Electrical Works) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 264 of 2013), in effect as per reg. 2.