Workers across NSW are being encouraged to consider what they can do about workplace electrical safety as part of National Safe Work Month.
A mining company has been fined $65,000 in the Perth Magistrates Court following an incident in which a worker was injured in an electrical arc flash at the company’s Ravensthorpe nickel operations.
Queensland’s Electrical Safety Office is urging everyone to get involved in this year’s Electricity Safety Week and make electrical safety a priority.
A series of events this week will shine the spotlight on electrical safety as part of Electricity Safety Week.
Two new electrical safety on the spot fines have been introduced on 30 June to ensure that workers are safe while working around powerlines, following 9 serious electrical safety incidents in the past 12 months.
A new draft standard for installation of battery energy systems(BESS), DR AS/NZS 5139:2017 Electrical installations – Safety of battery systems has been released by Standards Australia.
Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has recently launched a safety campaign aimed at protecting Queenslanders against electric shock in their homes.
A safety campaign aimed at protecting Queenslanders against electrical shock in their homes has been launched.
A new safety campaign to protect construction workers from digging into live electricity cables has been launched by NSW electricity networks and SafeWork NSW.
A large electricity distributor in NSW has been convicted and fined $300,000 over a worker’s death in September 2013.
A new Commissioner for Electrical Safety in Queensland has been appointed.
A new electrical safety campaign has been launched to urge Victorian farmers not to try do-it-yourself electrical work.
South Australia’s work health and safety regulator is reminding people to be cautious in working around electricity following an increase in the number of workers experiencing an electric shock at workplace in the state.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced the recall of Infinity and Olsent-branded cable after the brands failed electrical safety standards due to low quality plastic insulation coating.
Small electrical companies and sole traders can take advantage of a new health and safety program offered by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) and Masters Electricians Australia (MEA) wherein free workshops will be offered for free.
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie, launched a new roof safety campaign which aims to warn workers about electrical safety risks when working in ceiling spaces. Caboolture News reported that Mr Bleijie stood beside the father of Matthew Fuller, the first worker killed while installing insulation in 2009, to announce the program. The campaign …
Photo: SafetyCulture Library WorkCover NSW reminded workers to observe safety when working with electricity and powerlines after a recent analysis revealed that there had been two electrocutions and 14 electric shocks in a recent 12-month period. The WorkCover analysis covers data from August 2012 to August 2013. “In one instance, a worker was installing air-conditioning …
Photo: SafetyCulture Australia Master Electricians Australia has called on The Western Australian Government to take illegal electrical work seriously, and to direct more inspection resources to discourage unsafe do-it-yourself electrical works in homes. MEA urges the Government to do the following actions: Conduct major media campaign by highlighting electrical safety and the dangers of unlicensed …
Photo: SafetyCulture Library Master Electricians Australia has called on the Victorian Government to order the immediate legislation of safety switches as mandatory in all Victorian homes to avoid accidents. MEA Australia VIC state manager Carl Rankin said now is the best time for Victoria to act against electrical fatalities and injuries. “We’ve seen a shocking …
Photo: SafetyCulture Library The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) issues a warning today reminding everyone that electrical apprentices should never undertake live electrical work nor work without suitable supervision. The warning was issued following two incidents in the ACT where apprentices suffered electrical shocks while working unsupervised on metal ladders. NECA is involved in …
Photo: SafetyCulture Library Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie has recently introduced a bill to state parliament to amend the Electrical Safety Act 2002. A report from AAP says the government will abolish the electrical safety commissioner, safety education committee and the equipment committee. An elected chairman will replace the commissioner and advisory committees will replace permanent committees …