Electrical Equipment Safety

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Purpose of this policy

To ensure schools identify, assess and control the risks associated with working with electrical equipment.


In order for workplace managers and principals to effectively manage risks associated with electrical equipment and meet the department’s electrical equipment management requirements they must follow the Department’s Electrical Equipment Procedure.  

The Department’s OHS Management System (OHSMS) provides this procedure as well as other documents and templates to assist schools in managing electrical equipment.

Related legislation, regulations and standards

  • AS/NZS 3760:2003 - in service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment.
  • Code of Practice for Safe Electrical Low Voltage Installations 1997
  • Electrical Safety Act 1998
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017

Department resources

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