Electrical

Electrocution is one of the leading causes of death for construction workers.

Electrical Isolation in the Workplace

It’s important to understand the difference between de-energised and isolated. Hear more about this from Senior Construction Advisor James Webster.

Safe elements of electrical isolation

Use this simple infographic in your workplace to help understand the difference between de-energised and isolated.

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Safe work method statements (SWMS)

Safe work method statements are an important part of preparing for any high risk construction work (HRCW). Hear from our inspector, Brian Chamberlain on why these documents are so vital.

Learn about Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)

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Electrical safety

Electrocution is one of the leading causes of death for construction workers, including electricians. Understand the iportance of SWMS, how simple oversights and a 'she'll be right' attitude can lead to fatal consequences, the importance of isolation and testing before any work begins, and taking care with even the simplest of tasks like replacing light fittings.

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A construction worker wearing safety gear.

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Construction: Electricians

These are the most common injuries and hazards for people working in electrical trades, as shown by injury claims.

Safety solutions

WorkSafe expects employers to have safety solutions in place to protect workers from the most common sources of injury.

Injury Hotspot skeleton diagram, text information below.

Hazards and solutions

'If you are injured at work' poster

Employers must display an 'if you are injured at work' poster in every workplace. You can download and print a poster in English as well as Arabic, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.

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