The group is required to ensure (as far as is possible) the electrical safety of all equipment within the group. A testing regime has been agreed with the department and all members of the group are required to cooperate with this regime. In particular please note that all electrical items must be tested when they enter the group. This includes any private electrical items. If members of the group are not prepared to have private items tested, they will be required to remove them from the group.

Members of the group should be aware of the Departmental Code of Practice on the use of electricity. In addition supervisors are responsible for ensuring that their supervisees follow good working practices and ensuring that equipment is maintained in a safe condition - and hence supervisors need to ensure that they have read and understood the Code of Practice.