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Electrical Safety Essentials for Your Business

By: Kalon Huett - IndustrySearch Managing Editor
15 September, 2014

The dangers presented by electricity equipment and power supplies should not be underestimated.

Businesses have a duty of care to take all necessary precautions to eliminate risk and prevent injury caused by electrical mishaps.

These essential resources can help your business prevent and protect against electrical safety hazards and risks.



Electrical Safety Awareness for Non-electrical Workers

Stay safe by learning about the potential electrical hazards on your work site. This video gives an overview of the risks you should look for, the consequences of electrical hazards and the protective equipment you may use to reduce the risk.

Watch this electrical safety video

Managing Electrical Risks in the Workplace: Code of Practice

This Code provides practical guidance for people running a business or managing electrical risks in the workplace. It applies to all workplaces where a person conducting control of electrical equipment or carries out electrical work.

Read the WorkCover NSW Code of Practice

Electrical Risks Resources

Electricity has the potential to seriously injure and kill. Electrical hazards exist in contact with exposed live parts, faults which could cause fire or explosions where an electrical fault is the source of ignition.

View Australian Government electrical risk resources

Electrical Test & Tag for Electronics Equipment

Electrical Test and Tag for Electronics Equipment is required because the Occupational Health and Safety OH&S Act throughout Australia demands that portable electrical equipment including power supplies, extension leads and all other electrical equipment that is used in the commercial and industrial workplace must be tested and tagged.

Read this guide to electrical testing and tagging