Electrocution is one of the leading causes of death for construction workers, including electrician.

Since 2015, five construction workers have sustained fatal injuries after coming into contact with electricity; these workers were all aged between 19-29 years old.

Key Focus Areas

  • Supervision and training of apprentice electricians who are working on or near energised electrical installations or services
  • Registered electrical contractor and electricians have de-energise all or that part of electrical installation being worked on and the isolation devices have been locked and tag out before electrical work commences
  • SWMS have been developed and controls implemented for works on or near energised an electrical installation or services

The campaign is supported with guidance material from both Worksafe and Energy Safe Victoria, please see resources below.


Construction Safety Focus – Electrical Safety 2019

Preventing Electric Shocks when Working in Ceiling Spaces – Feb 2017

Preventing Electric Shocks to Electricians – Feb 2017

ESV Requirements for Effective Supervision of Apprentice Electricians