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Acts and regulations

The new Electrical Safety Act came into force on 1 July 2017. It introduces a completely new system of requirements that must be met by people working with electrical installations in Sweden.

The new Electrical Safety Act contains requirements concerning how electrical installation work must be executed, the skills which must exist within the company carrying out the installation, how the skills of the people carrying out the work must be guaranteed, and requirements concerning the self-audit scheme for the activity. It is the responsibility of the electrical installation company to ensure that these requirements are met.

Act, ordinance and regulations

The new Act is supplemented by detailed provisions in ordinances and regulations from government authorities. For example the government has passed a new Electrical Safety Ordinance and the National Electrical Safety Board has issued new regulations concerning electrical installation work, electrical installation companies and authorisation.

From 1 July 2017, anyone carrying out electrical installation work in Sweden is covered by the following rules: