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Review of the Electrical Safety Act 2002

The review of the Electrical Safety Act 2002 was a recommendation of the 2020 report Improving Electrical Safety in Queensland: A Report by the Commissioner for Electrical Safety (PDF, 3.12 MB), by Mr Greg Skyring. The report draws on the outcomes of a 2019 industry roundtable to discuss safety in large-scale solar farms.

The review will ensure that Queensland’s electrical safety laws continue to provide high standards of safety for workers and communities, while recognising that new and emerging technologies have led to significant changes for electricity generation, storage, and supply across the state.

The review will consider updates to the objects of the Act and regulation-making powers to address the following key issues:

  • The relevance and effectiveness of all definitions under the Act.
  • The relevance and effectiveness of all duties and requirements under the Act (and any subordinate legislation), including on suppliers and generating entities.
  • The alignment of provisions in the Act with Queensland’s work health and safety legislation.
  • Future proofing the Act for new and emerging energy technologies, including renewable energy generation and storage devices.

You are invited to provide feedback on a range of issues and questions outlined in the Issues Paper 2021 available under the Review of the Electrical Safety Act 2002 section at https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/laws-and-compliance/electrical-safety-laws.

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Submit your responses now. Closes 18 April 2021, 11.59pm.

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Last updated
 17 March 2021

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