Our Safety team wishes to advise members of the recent newsletter from Building and Energy (formerly EnergySafety) highlighting new restrictions on working on or near energised equipment.
The Electricity (Licensing) Amendment Regulations (No. 2), published in November 2017, does not permit electrical work to be performed on or near an exposed energised part of an electrical installation that can be de-energised. Work on energised parts of an installation may occur in accordance with Regulation 55 of the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991.
This change to regulations applies from 14 May 2018.
Our Safety team advises that;
Note: Regulation 3.59B of the WA OSH Regulations 1996 has been added so that all trades or workers accessing residential energised roof spaces must ensure the building’s electrical installation is de-energised by a person competent to do so.
Contact our Safety team today to access your FREE Working Live Pack that enables compliance with the new restrictions. The pack includes:
Phone Safety on (08) 6241 6100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to access your Working Live Pack and for further information on how to ensure that you comply with these important new regulations.