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Electrical hazards

What to do in an electrical emergency

Check what you should do when there are fallen powerlines, and actions to take in the event of an electric shock.

Testing and tagging of electrical equipment

Outlines regulations relating to the testing and tagging of electrical equipment and tools, including who is able to carry out testing and how frequently it must be done.

Electrical safety in the rural industry

Electrical incidents in the rural industry have often involved contact between machinery or irrigation pipes with overhead powerlines. Other causes of electrical incidents include general lack of electrical equipment maintenance and unauthorised electrical handy-work.

Electrical licensing for repair and reinstatement work

Electrical work within a declared disaster situation, undertaking repair and reinstatement work within a declared disaster situation, volunteering and notifying availability.

Exclusion zones - working safely near powerlines

Working near powerlines can be fatal. Touching them or straying into the exclusion zone around them can result in a serious electric shock.

Construction wiring

Construction wiring is a term used for the electrical installation, which supplies temporary power to a construction site.

High voltage hazard identification

High voltage presents higher levels of hazards which also apply to isolation and access.

Working near energised electrical parts

Electrical work on an electrical installation or electrical equipment may pose a risk of inadvertent contact with adjacent energised parts.

Voltmeter measurements for foil insulation

This information may assist when testing foil insulation for possible touch voltages.

Electrical safety for plumbers: Metal water pipes can shock you

Before installing water meters or repairing or replacing metal water services, plumbers and their assistants should plan and use a safe system of work to prevent or minimise the risk of electric shock.

Last updated
13 September 2017

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