Standards & Testing

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) owns a significant amount of primary and secondary legislation. The primary legislation comprises the Acts of Parliament, including the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The secondary legislation is made up of Statutory Instruments (SIs), often referred to as ‘regulations’. It is enforced by HSE and Local Authorities (LAs). HSE and LAs work locally, regionally and nationally, to common objectives and standards.

More information about HSE can be found on their website: www.hse.gov.uk

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Standards & Testing

The UK has many legislative requirements to ensure that high levels of safety are achieved in the workplace, listed below are some of the main legislative requirements required and standards related to flash fire and electrical arc clothing:

NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®