UK Legislation

Clarke Energy had a dedicated team familiar with a range of UK-specific requirements including the approach to connection to the electricity grid, health and safety, Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR), and the Construction Design, Management Regulations.

Electrical Grid Synchronisation- G99

Clarke Energy is regularly called upon to support our clients with the completion of successful G99 grid synchronisation tests. Clarke Energy has invested in a G99 test rig which can be deployed to conduct the tests that are required to connect embedded generation plant to the district network operators (DNOs) electricity distribution systems. The benefit of this to the customer is for ease of connection and that they do not need to coordinate and arrange this test with third parties.

Health and Safety

UK Health and Safety Regulations are known as some of the most comprehensive sets of regulations in the world concerning the health and safety of workers. Clarke Energy provides a safe working environment for its staff and has won the British Safety Council’s International Safety Award for many consecutive years. This relates to the implementation of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System as part of our risk management strategy and in to protect our workforce. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the UK. Other health and safety regulations that we are regularly involved in complying with include:

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) and Explosive Atmospheres Directive (ATEX):

This is a European Union Directive which requires employers to protect workers from the risk of explosive atmospheres. The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR).

DSEAR is the UK’s interpretation of the ATEX Directive. It should be noted that DSEAR is similar but different to interpretations in the rest of Europe.


The Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM)

The CDM Regulations govern construction design and management. Everyone controlling site work has a responsibility to ensure that working conditions comply with Health and Safety laws before work begins. Ensuring that the proposed work is not going to put others at risk, require planning and organisation. This applies whatever the size of the site. Clarke Energy can act in a role of CDM coordinator for the installation of gas engines or can report directly to the development CDM coordinator.

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