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ESO and the community

The Electrical Safety Office (ESO) provides information, education and training activities to assist industry employees and the community in reducing the risk of death and injury from electrical incidents.

Community engagement activities are run throughout the year to provide topical information to a wide range of stakeholders.

The ESO promotes online electrical product recalls to consumers where an electrical product has been identified as unsafe for use. A range of community safety messages are delivered throughout the year for high times of electrical risk such as the Christmas festive season for decorative lighting.

The ESO strives to improve community knowledge and understanding of electrical safety such as the dangers of unlicensed electrical work, and promotes the use of safety switches and safety in ceiling spaces through television advertising and promotional activities to qualified professionals and homeowners.

The risk is real TV advertisement

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    • Girl: Dolly’s house only had one safety switch to protect her from electric shock, hey Dad?

      Dad: But only on the circuit it’s fitted to – that one’s just on the power points.

      Girl: So I had one fitted for the lights, the air con and the pool.

      Dad: Switchboards have lots of circuit breakers, but it’s safety switches that save lives. The risk is real. One safety switch may not be enough. Call your electrician to see if your home is safe.

      Dad: Authorised by the Queensland Government, Brisbane.

Electrical safety in ceiling spaces TV advert

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    • Man: Just heading up into the roof. See you in a bit.

      Woman: Sam? Sam? Sam?

      Man: What?
      I said I was going up into the roof. I just had to turn the power off first.

      Voice over: With the power on, the ceiling space is a dangerous place.

      Stay safer up there, switch off down here.

      Authorised by the Queensland Government, Brisbane.
Last updated
23 December 2016

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