BN2 Use of electrical extension leads and adaptors

This briefing note sets out guidance that should be followed when the use of an electrical extension lead is unavoidable

Employers have a duty under the Electricity at Work Regulations to ensure that they are not exposing employees to danger and providing a safe working environment. However, as the number of electrical appliances in the workplace (and at home) continues to rise, the limited number of power points available often results in the introduction of electrical extension leads and adaptors, which require careful management