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When you renew your licence you'll need to prove that you've kept your skills and knowledge up-to-date, in three areas:

  • electrical safety legislation
  • risk management
  • testing.

Only skills maintained in the last two years will be recognised as evidence of continued competence in the relevant trade area.

You can do skills maintenance by:

You must keep your rescue and resuscitation skills current. You must prove you can resuscitate a person who has stopped breathing, or is unconscious, because of electric shock.

Electrical line workers must also be trained and competent in carrying out pole-top or transmission tower rescue and resuscitation.

Last updated
13 September 2019

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Electrical safety in ceiling spaces

Whether you are a homeowner or a tradie, there is one simple thing you can do to make it safer before you go up into the ceiling space – turn off all the main power switches at the switchboard.


Electrical safety in ceiling spaces

The risk is real. One safety switch may not be enough.

Regardless of whether you own or rent, you should consider having safety switches installed on all circuits.


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