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CER Factsheet on Safety Regulation


Commission for Energy Regulation (CER)

Subject Keywords: Safety regulation, Energy regulator
Topic: Fuel Poverty
Fuel Poverty
Type: Booklet
Region: Republic of Ireland

The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) is Ireland’s independent energy regulator, established in 1999. Initially the CER’s primary role was as economic regulator of Ireland’s electricity and then, from 2002, natural gas sectors. In recent years the CER has also become a safety regulator, covering natural gas undertakings, gas (LPG and natural) installers and electrical contractors. Since 2010 the CER has been given an additional safety role regulating petroleum exploration and extraction activities.

This CER factsheet explains the CER’s roles in safety regulation, which is a growing focus for the organisation. The factsheet covers the CER’s safety roles in relation to:

1. Gas Safety;

2. Electrical Safety; and,

3. Petroleum Safety.



Rights: © Commission for Energy Regulation (CER)
Suggested citation:

Commission for Energy Regulation (CER). (2012) CER Factsheet on Safety Regulation [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 12th November 2019].


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