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Managing Electrical Risks in the Workplace Code of Practice - South Australia

Description

You may need to comply with this code if you conduct a business that involves electrical work or have a duty to manage the risks of electrical work. Electrical risks are risks of death, shock or other injury caused directly or indirectly by electricity.

Electrical work means:

  • connecting electricity supply wiring to electrical equipment or disconnecting electricity supply wiring from electrical equipment
  • installing, removing, adding, testing, replacing, repairing, altering or maintaining electrical equipment or an electrical installation.

Following this code of practice will assist you achieve compliance with your legal obligations under work health and safety laws. However, compliance with such obligations may be achieved by following another method, if it provides an equivalent or higher standard of work health and safety than that set out in this code.

Duty holders who have a role in managing electrical risks include:

  • persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs)
  • designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers of plant, substances or structures
  • officers
  • workers
  • other persons at the workplace.

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.

Administering agency

SafeWork SA

Licensing Unit

Contact details

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