HC Deb 13 January 1978 vol 941 c859W
Mr. Higgins

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what studies his Department has made of the risk that cuts in electricity supplies made without warning may cause fires in industrial installations and result in loss of lite.

Mr. John Grant

I am informed by the Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that no special studies have been undertaken. Industrial installations are subject to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and employers have the duty to ensure the health and safety of the persons employed. This includes, inter alia, making arrangements to deal with emergencies caused by the failure of power supplies.

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