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Don't do your own electrical work

Even when you think you know what you are doing, never attempt to do your own electrical work – it's dangerous, illegal and can be fatal.

Safety switches

Safety switches are your insurance against electric shock. They are designed to prevent injury or death.

Clearing vegetation

This information is for untrained persons who might cut, trim or treat trees or other foliage near overhead electric lines.

Clothes dryer safety

Lack of care for clothes drying appliances can create unsafe conditions which may cause a fire.

DC isolator safety advice

Examinations have identified internal faults that lead to overheating and fires with the Avanco brand of isolators that are used in solar electricity system installations.

Electrical equipment in the home

General safe use advice for electrical appliances intended for household and similar use with voltage 250V or less for single phase appliances and 480V for other appliances.

Electrical safety during storms

There are things you can do before, during and after a flood or storm to be electrically safe.

Electrical safety in ceiling spaces

Any person entering ceiling spaces needs to take precautions to minimise the risk associated with electrical cables and equipment and to let someone know you're entering the ceiling.

Electricity around water

Take extreme care when using electrical appliances or equipment near a swimming pool, pond, water feature, dam or creek.

Infinity electrical cables prohibited

Infinity electrical cables have been prohibited in Queensland, meaning they are not to be sold or installed.

Maintaining your solar photovoltaic (PV) system

Solar PV systems are like any electrical equipment and need to be regularly maintained for safe and efficient use.

Private power poles

Some homes and businesses in Queensland have poles within their property boundaries that connect to the electricity network from their home or other buildings.

Rewiring fuses

If you live in an older home your switchboard may still have semi-enclosed rewireable fuses.

Safety switches and domestic rental properties

Owners of domestic rental accommodation in Queensland must have a safety switch installed in their rental properties if one is not fitted.

Use safe Christmas lights

It's that time of the year when Christmas lights make an appearance across Queensland adding fun and excitement to festivities.

Using generators

Never run generators indoors! Generators can produce high levels of carbon monoxide (CO).

Protect your kids from electrical danger

The Electrical Safety Office has a series of resources to help parents and caregivers protect children from electrical risks in the home.

Last updated
29 October 2019

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