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Electrical risks

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Bill Anderson - Electrician

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Hi, the person I have decided to rescue is my beautiful husband who is an electrician. I know he is a very smart and safe person, but when it comes to being on the job I cannot help but worry sometimes. Working with electricity as he does every day, it only takes a small mistake to dramatically change someone’s circumstances. They have to make sure that not only are they looking after themselves on the job, but looking after workmates and the public. A job left in an unsafe condition could be life threatening. Hopefully with the risk management and prevention guidance material available, it will help him come home safe everyday.

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Model Code of Practice - Managing Electrical Risks in the Workplace - Safe Work Australia

Model Code of Practice - Managing Electrical Risks in the Workplace - Safe Work Australia | Quest 3. Risk management & prevention for Electricians | Scoop.it
This site contains materials supporting the WHS laws including; the model WHS Act, model WHS Regulations and model Codes of Practice. Analysis of data and research relating to work health and safety and workers’ compensation is available from this site.
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Nothing wrong with the good old code of practice. Plenty of prevention guidance material to be found and managing electrical risks in the workplace.

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Avoid risk of shock now that Queensland electrical safety reforms take effect | Clayton Utz

Avoid risk of shock now that Queensland electrical safety reforms take effect | Clayton Utz | Quest 3. Risk management & prevention for Electricians | Scoop.it
From 1 January 2014 officers of corporations in Queensland have new electrical safety due diligence obligations, and businesses must be able to demonstrate compliance. Fiona Austin and Shae McCartney explain what you have to do now.
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As of the 1st January 2014, The Electrical Safety Act 2002 (Qld) has made changes to ensure that business must implement a risk management approach. Not only will this put more emphasis on the business to provide a risk management, they will also be required to provide proof that the process has been applied and that they comply with the defined standard. This is great, as it seems as though business feel that all they need to do is provide their employee's with the latest handouts from the government on workplace safety and expect everyone to be kept on board. Maybe this will keep them a little more up to date with legislations and safety procedures and put the ball back in their court about keeping their employees safe.

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The new federal budget has changes to apprenticeship funding.

The new federal budget has changes to apprenticeship funding. | Quest 3. Risk management & prevention for Electricians | Scoop.it
The latest federal budget has some changes to apprenticeship funding. Most significant for apprentices is the scraping of the 'tools for trade' allowance
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Sure, we have heard enough about the latest proposed federal budget in the last couple of weeks, but are some of these changes going to cause a negative impact on the trade industry? Take for instance the abolishment of the 'tools for trade' scheme which gives apprentices up to $5,500 towards tools pertaining to their specific trade. Are apprentices who barely make enough to survive as it is, going to skimp on the necessary equipment needed to fulfil their job in a safe manner? Employers are not required to provide certain tools when undertaking an apprentice and puts the responsibility on a fresh employee and sometimes very young and naïve shoulders. There is an uproar when a young life is lost due to workplace safety issues, but is enough being done to make sure that apprentices are fully aware of the necessity of some of this equipment and to make sure it is readily available to them.

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Electrical risks

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As an industry professional, sometimes it can be difficult to navigate and find necessary information pertaining to one’s profession. This website gives a great list of resources that can be accessed from the one page.

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Leonard Te Wierik's curator insight, August 22, 2014 9:08 AM

This article outlines the risks and the prevention's of electrical hazards within the industry.  By having these point will help fritz in his workplace to control and prevent any injuries from occurring.  

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Electrical safety in ceiling spaces campaign - Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Electrical safety in ceiling spaces campaign - Department of Justice and Attorney-General | Quest 3. Risk management & prevention for Electricians | Scoop.it
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 Not only is it now a requirement/law for professional electricians to make sure the main power has been switched off before entering a ceiling space, the campaign is also targeting homeowners as a way of preventing electrocution. It is a shame though that it has taken the deaths of people for this to be imposed but like many changes that need to take effect, it takes a lot of convincing some people and hard evidence before they will see the safer work conditions it will have for industry professionals.

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