Electrical and power
Electricity can kill or severely injure people and cause damage to property. However, you can take simple measures when working with or near electricity and electrical equipment to reduce the risk of injury to you, your workers and others around you.
Electricity is a constant hazard in many workplaces and has the risk to potentially injure or kill a person.
Electrical inspection and testing
Certain types of electrical equipment must be regularly inspected and tested by a competent person to identify damage, wear and detect electrical faults.
Energised electrical equipment
Electrical work must not be carried out on electrical equipment when it is energised unless the electrical work is permitted by law.
Accidental contact with live overhead and underground power lines kills people and causes many serious injuries every year.
Residual current devices
A residual current device, or safety switch, protects you from the most frequent cause of electrocution - a shock from electricity passing through the body to the earth. It can also provide some protection against electrical fires.