Spotlight on electrical safety in the rural industry
Electrical safety is a particular problem for the rural industry and we work closely with industry stakeholders to produce information and resources which raise awareness of the risks. Two of our most recent resources include a case study film about overhead powerlines and this year’s farm safety calendar competition with an electrical safety category.
Jason Daniels’ story – surviving an electric shock from overhead powerlines
Jason was just 17 when the serious electric shock he received from a powerline left him with horrific injuries. He was in an induced coma for two months and had nine operations.
Jason and his mum Di share their experience in this raw and real film to raise awareness about having a safe system of work in place before starting work and urging employers to listen when young workers speak up with safety concerns.
Watch the film and share it with your family and colleagues.
Farm safety calendar competition – electrical safety category
Queensland primary school students are invited to submit drawings to illustrate farm safety messages. Winners receive a $250 voucher and $500 for their school!
There are six categories including an electrical safety category for which students can draw one of the following safety messages:
- Overhead powerlines are dangerous. Do not park equipment, operate machinery, or plant trees or crops under them.
- Safety switches save lives—make sure they're fitted to all circuits and tested regularly.
Twelve winning drawings will be published in the 2022 Farm safety calendar to help promote the importance of farm safety to young Queenslanders and families in rural areas.
Winners will be announced in September 2021 and the free calendar will be available from October 2021.
Entries close 25 June 2021.