Electricity Safety Week 2019
That's a wrap on another successful Electricity Safety Week! The week is a reminder to stay safe when working and living around electricity - it's a time to focus on electrical safety at work, at home and in the community. Check out the highlights of the week, watch two new films and enter our competition.
Promoting electrical safety across Queensland
450 apprentices and supervisors attended Apprentice Safety Forums held around the state. 75 industry leaders attended the Electricity Safety Summit to share their experience, learnings and leadership journeys.
Dan Kennedy, Safety Advocate, travelled the state to share his story about the death of his 20 year old son Dale who was electrocuted working in a roof space.
Thank you to everyone who came along to an Electricity Safety Week event and shared your ideas for building apprentice capability and embedding safety culture. We look forward to seeing you in Electricity Safety Week 2020!
Electrical Safety Summit: Embedding Safety Culture, Victoria Park
Apprentice Safety Forum, Townsville
Watch two new electrical safety films
There's no such thing as a safe shock
This film features Doctor Christopher Andrews and details the effects of electric shocks to the body and how even a minor shock can lead to physical and mental issues including depression, personality changes, phobias and cognitive changes.
Managing the risks of high fault current
There have been several recent incidents where workers were injured from high current arc flash while working around energised parts. Every day electrical workers are placing themselves at risk if they do not understand the potential hazard of high fault currents while working on or around energised electrical equipment. Watch to learn more.
Electrical safety message competition
To celebrate Electricity Safety Week we want to know your most important electrical safety message. Enter the competition on our Facebook page for the chance to win an esky with your message printed on it. The competition is open until the end of September.
Find more information,
- for the community at electricalsafety.qld.gov.au
- for electrical workers at WorkSafe.qld.gov.au