Report a Regulation 32 incident (R32)

ESQCR duty holders have duties to report certain incidents.

Before you start

Regulation 32 of the Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (ESQCR) places a duty on those working on, or owning power network apparatus such as generators, distributors, meter operators and others to report injuries, near misses, fires or explosions which have occurred as a result of work on or near to electrical systems by others, or incidents arising from leisure and other non-work activities in proximity to electrical plant, or from equipment failure.


Certain incidents reported under ESQCR that occur as the result of a work activity will primarily be covered by the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 and may also meet the criteria for reporting under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (RIDDOR).

You will need to submit details about

  • yourself
  • the incident (including a description of what happened)
  • any injured parties

ESQCR Regulation 32 online form