The CRU has statutory responsibility for the regulation of the activities of electrical contractors in the Republic of Ireland with respect to safety. The CRU has appointed Safe Energy Ireland (operating as Safe Electric) as the Electrical Safety Supervisory Body (ESSB) to act as the regulatory body for electrical contractors and to complete the day-to-day activities in this area. The CRU remains responsible for policy decisions regarding electrical safety and the operation of the regulatory scheme.
The CRU also undertakes investigations where unregistered electrical contractors may have completed Restricted Electrical Works in a domestic setting or describe themselves in a manner likely to suggest that they are a REC. These instances can be reported by filling out the report illegal electrical works form.