Requirements for the Effective Supervision of Apprentice Electricians

Requirements have been developed by ESV to assist supervising electricians and electrical contractors in providing supervision to electrical apprentices during the on-the-job training element of an electrical apprenticeship. The requirements reflect the intent of ‘effective supervision’ as defined in the Electricity Safety (Installations) Regulations 2009, and assist with compliance to the Electrical Safety Act 1998.

It is the responsibility of the supervising electrician to provide effective supervision to the apprentice. Effective supervision means being present at the site of the electrical work to the extent necessary to ensure that the work is being correctly performed and carried out in accordance with the Act and Regulations. The supervisor must be aware of the details of the electrical work being performed, give instruction and direction, and is responsible for the compliance of the electrical work.

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