Energex is committed to protecting our customers, the community and electrical workers from the dangers associated with electricity and our distribution network.
It is worthwhile taking the time to read the following safety tips relating to electricity around our network and your resposnbilies when working near it.
Recognising the dangers of electricity and staying alert, could save your life.
Contact with overhead powerlines can be deadly, always Look up and live when your work takes you near overhead powerlines. Some simple precautions can prevent serious injury and costly repairs.
Avoid hitting underground power cables by checking with Dial Before You Dig.
As a business owner you have obligations under the Electrical Safety Act and Electrical Safety Regulation.
They set specific requirements about electrical equipment and installations to ensure safe use of electricity in the workplace.
The legislation outlines what you must do as a minimum, including:
Talk to your licensed electrical contractor or Energex to ensure the safe use of electricity in your workplace.
The following types of surge protectors are available:
Power point - power point surge protectors replace a conventional power point to provide specific protection for key areas in your home or business.All surge protectors must be installed by a licensed electrical contractor.
Tip: In the event of a severe storm, turn off and disconnect sensitive electronic equipment.
In the event on an emergency, find out what Energex recommends you do.
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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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