Homeowners and consumers
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 are your insurance against electric shock. They are designed to prevent injury or death.
This information is for untrained persons who might cut, trim or treat trees or other foliage near overhead electric lines.
Lack of care for clothes drying appliances can create unsafe conditions which may cause a fire.
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.
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.
There are things you can do before, during and after a flood or storm to be electrically safe.
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.
Take extreme care when using electrical appliances or equipment near a swimming pool, pond, water feature, dam or creek.
Infinity electrical cables have been prohibited in Queensland, meaning they are not to be sold or installed.
Solar PV systems are like any electrical equipment and need to be regularly maintained for safe and efficient use.
Some homes and businesses in Queensland have poles within their property boundaries that connect to the electricity network from their home or other buildings.
If you live in an older home your switchboard may still have semi-enclosed rewireable fuses.
Owners of domestic rental accommodation in Queensland must have a safety switch installed in their rental properties if one is not fitted.
It's that time of the year when Christmas lights make an appearance across Queensland adding fun and excitement to festivities.
Never run generators indoors! Generators can produce high levels of carbon monoxide (CO).
The Electrical Safety Office has a series of resources to help parents and caregivers protect children from electrical risks in the home.
- Last updated
- 13 September 2017
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