Electrical safety blitz

WorkSafe is reminding the construction industry about the risks of electrical shocks on Victorian construction sites.

 

Management of electrical risks on site is vital

Employers and self-employed persons must ensure that they are controlling electric shock risks in accordance with the Act and Regulations, including SWMS and the hierarchy of control.

WorkSafe Inspectors will visit domestic and commercial construction sites to highlight the importance of managing electrical risks onsite during construction work, of buildings or parts of buildings and associated permanent or temporary structures with builders, contractors and workers.

From 2019-2020


206  

Incidents relating to electrical hazards, with more than half resulting in injury.


Two  

Workplace fatalities relating to workers coming into contact with electricity.


40  

Dangerous occurances including contact with electricity or electrical infrastructure by workers or plant.

Safe work method statements (SWMS) tip 1

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