Arc Flash Safety (WorkCover Qld - external link)
Mark is an experienced electrician, who was badly burnt by an arc flash while working on a commercial switchboard. Watch this short video and hear his story.
Reporting electrical shocks
Serious electrical accidents
- electric shock that causes temporary or permanent disability or to require medical attention or
- an incident where electricity caused a burn serious enough to cause temporary or permanent disability or to require medical attention.
- as soon as practicable, inform Consumer Building and Occupational Services of the time, place and details of the accident by phoning 1300 654 499 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and
- within 21 days after the accident, provide a written report containing full details of the accident and cause.
Workplace electrical accidents and incidents
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