What is supervision and how does it affect me?

What is supervision and how does it affect me?

Supervision is there to show you the guidelines for maintaining anyone works with you. The guidelines are stated in the Electrical Regulations. The Supervision Rules can affect you if you are not aware of the legal ramifications of who you are working for or with.

Supervision is broken into two categories by the industry.

Category 1 is stated in the Regulations regarding the Supervision of apprentices, your legal responsibility to this person and how Supervision is defined for them. If you are not aware of this criteria you can get yourself into trouble and be prosecuted for the work of others.

Category 2 is classed as a more general term in regards to electrical work for Supervision as this covers who is responsible if there are multiple EQP's working on a site, who will certify and test the completed installation and how responsibility can be shared amongst those workers. If you are unaware of this requirement and its use, you may find yourself legally responsible for a whole job completed by others.