This section provides information on the CRU’s energy safety role in relation to electrical contractors, gas installers, gas supply, transportation & storage, and upstream petroleum safety extraction and exploration activities.

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The CRU has a dedicated Energy Safety division responsible for the safety regulation of natural gas supply, transmission, distribution, storage and use of gas, the registration of electrical contractors and gas installers by designated bodies, and the regulation of upstream designated petroleum activities.​

Specifically, the Electricity Regulation Act, 1999, as amended by various pieces of legislation, gives the CRU responsibilities in the areas of electrical, gas and petroleum safety. This includes the following functions:

  • Regulate the activities of electrical contractors with respect to safety
  • Regulate the activities of natural gas undertakings and LPG safety licence holders with respect to safety
  • Regulate the activities of natural gas and LPG installers with respect to safety
  • Promote the safety of natural gas and LPG customers and the public generally regarding the safe use of gas
  • Regulate the exploration and extraction activities of petroleum undertakings, operators and owners

For more information and an overview of the CRU’s roles in relation to energy safety, please refer to the CRU’s Energy Safety fact sheet which can be found via the Publications search page.