Recently, the Queensland Government commissioned a review of the state’s Electrical Safety Act. This review sought to ensure our electrical safety laws continue to provide a high standard of safety for workers and communities, while recognising the impacts of new and emerging technologies.
These tech advances have meant significant changes in electricity generation, storage, and supply across the state.
The review’s final report has been released and you’re encouraged to have your say on the changes it recommends.
The report makes 83 recommendations, which are broad and far reaching, spanning the entire electrical safety framework. Consultation on these recommendations has commenced and public submissions can be made until 15 August.
More immediately, a discussion paper titled: A response to the Review of Queensland’s Electrical Safety Act 2002 – key definitions and emerging technologies, has been released and seeks feedback by 27 June on three key topics:
- electrical safety considerations of new and emerging technologies
- the changing landscape of electricity and the workforce
- electrical safety and electric vehicles.
To make a submission or learn more, visit the Office of Industrial Relations website.