Application of electrical safety laws
The Electrical Safety Act 2002 (Qld) applies to the following duty holders:
- people conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU)
- manufacturers, importers and suppliers of electrical equipment
- designers, installers and repairers of electrical equipment and electrical installations
- people in control of electrical equipment
- workers at places where electrical equipment is located
- officers of the PCBU
- other people at places where electrical equipment is located
- electricity entities
- PCBUs who conduct a recognised external certification scheme.
Changes to electrical safety laws
In August 2017, some amendments to the Electrical Safety Act 2002 (Qld) came into effect.
A summary of key changes include:
- the Electrical Licensing Committee (ELC) now have the ability to direct an electrical work licence holder to undergo a reassessment of a specified competency, or element of competency if there is concern with the level of competency of the licence holder
- the regulator may issue an Immediate Suspension Notice to an electrical work licence holder if they have a reasonable belief that a licence holder performs or supervises electrical work and that work may have:
- caused the death of a person
- caused grievous bodily harm to a person
- caused imminent serious risk to the health or safety of a person.
- Learn about Queensland's Electrical Safety Regulation 2013.