If you are an employer, you have a duty of care to ensure that employees and visitors to the workplace are safe from injury and risks to health. You must therefore manage any safety risks surrounding electrical hazards, in accordance with the requirements of the OHS Act AS/NZS 3760:2010. You must apply a systematic risk management approach to eliminate or control the risk of electrical hazards. After the risk assessment, you can then implement a range of control measures including:
- routine visual checks
- regular inspection
- use of residual current devices (RCDs)
- and, where warranted, testing of identified electrical equipment.