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


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 is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 ACT

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

WorkSafe ACT

Contact details

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General Enquiries

WorkSafe ACT

Access Canberra

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Phone: 02 62073000
Fax: 02 62050336