Electrical Safety

The Electrical Safety Department oversees electrical safety issues in Iceland, market surveillance of electrical equipment and inspection of electrical installations, low voltage and high voltage, covering all aspects including generation, transmission, distribution and installations of buildings, as well as the internal safety control systems of electrical utilities and electrical contractors. Furthermore, the department issues authorization to electrical contractors, handles recording and investigation of accidents and damage from electrical causes, and publishes information and training material on electrical safety issues. 

The Department’s role is to monitor protection against potential risk and damage from electrical installations and electrical equipment, and disturbances from their operation. 

The main tasks of the Department are the following: 

  • Safety of electrical installations

  • Market surveillance of electrical equipment

  • Composition and interpretation of electrical safety rules and regulations

  • Education regarding electrical safety

  • Authorisation of electrical contractors

  • Investigation and registration of accidents and damages caused by electricity