As the winter season quickly approaches it's important to take extra precautions and be vigilant with fire safety.
Any electrical wiring, switches or appliances in your home that are not properly maintained are potential killers.
Hundreds of Queenslanders have been hurt or seriously injured in their homes by unsafe electrical items.
A bit of electrical maintenance prior to winter makes a big difference:
You or a family member could be seriously injured or killed if you undertake specialist tasks, such as:
When doing any of the above work, be careful.
Ensure the electricity is turned off (except when resetting a circuit breaker or safety switch where power needs to remain on) and take due care.
Call our emergency line on 13 19 62 if someone experiences a tingle from an electricity source.
Call Triple Zero (000) if someone suffers an electric shock. The operator will report it to Energex.
If a shock or tingle occurs, do not touch electrical equipment, appliances or metal fixtures.
An Energex representative will attend as a priority.
13 12 53
This is not an exhaustive list of all safety matters that need to be considered. Whilst care is taken in the preparation of this material, Energex does not guarantee, to the extend permitted by law, the accuracy and completeness of information.
To the extend permitted by law, Energex will not be responsible for any loss, damage or costs incurred as a result of any errors omissions or misrepresentations in relation to the material in this document or for any possible actions ensuing from information contained above.
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