Construction safety focus: Electrical safety

WorkSafe's focus on electrical safety on construction sites.


What it contains

Electrocution is a leading cause of death among construction workers. This document outlines how WorkSafe inspectors visiting construction sites check that workplaces are managing electrical safety. It explains:

  • what inspectors check for on construction sites, including how workplaces control risks of electrocution and electric shock
  • why inspectors visit construction sites to review electrical safety, including common electrical safety issues
  • how workers across the construction industry should follow industry standards for electrical installation and develop a safe work statement method for high risk work
  • how workplaces should consult with health and safety representatives about health and safety, and the role of employees in working safely