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Electrical Safety Board and committees

The Electrical Safety Board and its committees are established under the Electrical Safety Act 2002 to enable industry and community consultation about electrical safety.

Electrical Safety Board

Our primary function is to give advice and make recommendations to the Minister about policies, strategies and legislative arrangements for electrical safety. This includes the promotion of electrical safety in places of work and the community to raise awareness of the potential risks of electricity and ways to improve electrical safety.

Our secondary function is to give advice and make recommendations to the regulator, the Electrical Safety Office, about the energy efficiency and performance of electrical equipment.

Read our charter for delivering electrical safety and our five-year strategic plan for improving electrical safety in Queensland.

Chaired by the Commissioner for Electrical Safety, we are made up of the regulator and six board members equally representing employers, workers and the community. Read about our current Electrical Safety Board members.

We are supported by the following three electrical safety committees.

Electrical Licensing Committee

Our function is to give advice and make recommendations to the Electrical Safety Board about electrical licences and training. We also take disciplinary action against electrical contractors and workers and review decisions made by the regulator about electrical licences.

Chaired by the Commissioner for Electrical Safety, we are made up of four committee members representing employers, workers and the community. At least one of our members is a licensed electrical worker or an electrical engineer.

Read about our current Electrical Licensing Committee members.

Electrical Safety Education Committee

Our function is to give advice and make recommendations to the Electrical Safety Board about the promotion of electrical safety in places of work and the community.

Chaired by the Commissioner for Electrical Safety, we are made up of at least six committee members representing employers, workers and the community.

Read about our current Electrical Safety Education Committee members.

Electrical Equipment Committee

Our function is to give advice and make recommendations to the Electrical Safety Board about the safety, energy efficiency and performance of electrical equipment.

Chaired by the Commissioner for Electrical Safety, we are made up of at least six committee members representing employers, workers and the community.

Read about our current Electrical Equipment Committee members.

Consultative committee for work-related fatalities and serious incidents

Our purpose is to provide:

  • advice and recommendations to the Minister about the information and support needs of people impacted by work-related deaths, serious incidents and illness
  • a forum where Queenslanders impacted by work-related deaths, serious incidents and illness can connect and share information.

The committee is established under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and its members are appointed by the Minister.

If you have suffered as a result of a work-related fatality or serious injury, you can direct message a request to join a closed support group via our Support for families of workplace fatalities, illness and injuries Facebook page.

You can also contact us by emailing ohs.consultativecommittee@oir.qld.gov.au or calling us on 0436 619 196.

Read about our current Consultative committee for work-related fatalities and serious incidents committee members.

We would like to acknowledge our previous committee members:

  • Paul Bailey
  • Jen Beveridge
  • Rachel Blee
  • Kevin Fuller
  • Bill Martin
  • Jo Ufer.