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Electrical licensing disciplinary action

In May and June 2020, the Electrical Licensing Committee took disciplinary action against six licence holders.

Restructuring your electrical contracting business? You may need a new licence.

If you’ve held your electrical contractor licence as an individual or partnership and have restructured your business as a company, you may need a new electrical contractor licence in the name of the company.

Electrical contractor guide for a safe system of work

We’ve released our new Electrical contractor guide - Developing a safe system of work for electrical work. This guide will assist electrical contractors, qualified technical persons and qualified business owners to develop a safe system of work for their business.

Financial and employment help, online training and support

We know it’s a difficult time and you’ve got a lot on your mind. It’s hard to not worry about providing for your family, how to keep your business running and keep your licences and how to pay for it.

Choose the right safety switch for the job

Electrical contractors are responsible for selecting and installing a suitable safety switch for the equipment connected to the circuit.

Rescue and resuscitation training during the COVID-19 pandemic

Legislative requirements for rescue and resuscitation training are generally met by undertaking nationally recognised units of competency, delivered by registered training organisations including HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), UETTDRRF02B - Perform pole top rescue (PTR) and UETTDRRF06B - Perform rescue from a live LV panel (LVR).

Electrical equipment in hazardous areas

Electrical Safety Office inspectors are visiting Queensland workplaces and will take enforcement action if they identify un-managed fire and explosion risks. This action can include compliance notices or immediately prohibiting the use of electrical equipment in hazardous areas until risk controls are implemented and verified.

Electrical licensing disciplinary action

In December 2019 the Electrical Licensing Committee took disciplinary action against seven licence holders.

New year safety check

The new year is a great time for a quick safety check of your business before things get busy.

Electrical safety codes of practice 2020

Continued guidance on electrical safety standards remains available following the automatic expiry of three electrical safety codes of practice on 1 January 2020.

Wiring Rules amendment released

Amendment 1 of the 2018 edition of AS/NZS 3000 Wiring Rules has been released. The changes included in the amendment are highlighted in the text by a marginal bar and amendment number against the clause, note, table or figure. You can purchase the new standard on SAI Global’s website.

Electrical licensing disciplinary action

In February and March 2020, the Electrical Licensing Committee took disciplinary action against five licence holders.

Last updated
20 April 2020

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