Electrical Safety Management Handbook Chapter

Please note important changes to the Code of Practice for managing electrical risks in the workplace , which have been incorporated in the Chapter, requiring the inspection and testing of all electrical equipment supplied through an electrical socket outlet (refer to Appendices B1 and B2 of the chapter) with the frequency of testing only being able to be varied by the Head of School/Branch based on a documented risk assessment in consultation with a competent person.

A transitional period applies until 12:00 pm 31 December 2021 to enable the establishment of required processes to support expanded testing and tagging, by which time such equipment must be tested and tagged in accordance with the chapter requirements.

The University has a preferred test and tag service provider that must be used for all testing and tagging services. Refer to Further Information below for guidance on arranging testing and tagging through eSafe.

Roles, responsibilities and actions

HSW online information

Frequently asked questions:

Tools, forms and templates

  • Examples of specific electrical hazards and control measures (appendix A) (Word Doc/PDF)
  • Electrical inspection and testing: decision tool (appendix B1) (Word Doc/PDF)
  • Electrical inspection and testing: intervals (appendix B2) (Word Doc/PDF)
  • Requirements for residual current devices (RCD) (appendix C) (Word Doc/PDF)
  • Isolation, locking off and access (including tagging) (appendix D) (Word Doc/PDF)
  • Faculty/division/school/branch/area records (appendix E) (Word Doc/PDF)

Legislation and guidelines

Further information