From 1 January 2012 the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) has effect in the ACT, replacing the Work Safety Act 2008. The information on this page is in the process of being updated to reflect the new WHS Act. Click here for further information on the WHS Act.
Electrical safety is an issue in most workplaces. Electrical equipment is widely used in cafes and restaurants for example. Frequent use of such equipment can make them electrically unsafe and may lead to death or severe injuries such as burns, electric shock, eye damage, partial loss of limb function, memory loss or confusion.
Reduce the risk of exposure by following these guidelines:
Click here to access a checklist which may be useful in identifying such hazards in your workplace.
You may wish check the Safety Alerts list for any recent safety alerts in relation to electrical issues.
WorkSafe ACT has the following publications relating to electrical safety:
Worksafe Victoria have also published a useful Fact Sheet on Preventing electrical shock from power tools and electrical leads.