Work Health and Safety (Managing Electrical Risks in the Workplace Code of Practice) Approval 2015 - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to operate a business that is involved in managing electrical risks in the workplace. The code applies to workplaces where a person:

  • Has management or control of electrical equipment, including electrical installations; or
  • Carries out electrical work on or near energised electrical equipment, including electrical installations.

The code does not apply to:

  • Extra-low voltage (does not exceed 50 volts a.c or 120 volts ripple free d.c) equipment and installations;
  • High voltage equipment after switching, isolation, short circuiting and earthing;
  • The manufacture of electrical equipment;
  • Automotive electrical work;
  • Non-electrical work carried out on telephone, communication and data systems;
  • Work carried out by, or on behalf of, the electricity supply authority on equipment that is used for electricity generation, transmission or supply;
  • Repair of consumer electrical equipment that is unplugged.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra
WorkSafe ACT

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra
WorkSafe ACT


02 62073000


02 62050336

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