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Billboard workers overhead powerlines electric shock

On 7 August 2017, two workers in an uninsulated elevating work platform contacted an 11 kV powerline with the six metre aluminium sail track they were reinstalling on a billboard. Both workers suffered a severe electrical shock and burns from contacting the high voltage lines.


Serious falls from height at the Gold Coast

Industry: Construction

There have been several recent falls from height at the Gold Coast which are being investigated by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.


Wiring Rules update: new requirements for sleeving of conductors and segregation of different services

04 Sep 2017 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

The Australian Standard AS/NZS3000 (the Wiring Rules) is being updated and due to be published later this year. It will include some changes to the requirements of sleeving of conductors and clarification on the segregation of different electrical installations.


Electricity Safety Week shines spotlight on electrical safety

Electricity Safety Week (4-8 September) will shine the spotlight firmly on electrical safety with a host of events tailored specifically for electrical contractors and workers.

Date issued: 04 Sep 2017


Safety initiatives recognised ahead of Safe Work Month

Thirty Queenslanders and businesses are being recognised for their exceptional health and safety initiatives and getting injured employees back on the job in the annual Safe Work and Return to Work Awards.

Date issued: 01 Sep 2017


Queensland opens consultation on first-ever Drones Strategy at inaugural Congress

The Queensland Government will implement Australia's first whole-of-government Drones Strategy to address the business opportunities and regulatory challenges for this growing industry.

Date issued: 31 Aug 2017


eSAFE - August 2017

In this edition: Queensland Government seeks new offence of industrial manslaughter; Supply chain and subcontractor safety masterclass; Safe Work Month event tickets and sponsorships available; Poor machine guarding amputations lead to hefty fines; Expert group to shape state's safety leadership and culture; Time's up to renew your WorkCover insurance policy; and much more.


Electrical Licensing Committee disciplinary outcomes

24 Aug 2017 | Electrical Safety Office

Disciplinary action can be taken against electrical licence holders who perform unsafe, negligent or incompetent electrical work. Action incudes licence cancellation or suspension, fines, or orders for faulty work to be corrected.

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