What if I don’t comply?
Non compliance can lead to fines, jail terms or both, for directors and key personnel if a staff member or third party is injured, either severely or fatally!
Under State and Territory specific legislation, an employer must ensure that any risk of injury from electricity at a place of work is controlled by way of regular testing, maintenance and inspection to ensure they remain safe for use.
An employer must ensure that a record is made and kept of all inspections and tests made and maintenance carried out on electrical items.
In particular the following information should be retained:
The name of the person who made the inspection or carried out the test or Maintenance.
The date on which or dates over which the inspection was made or the test maintenance was carried out.
The result or outcome of the inspection and test or maintenance.
The date by which the next inspection and test must be carried out.