The Australian electricity network may be one of the safest and most reliable in the world. Despite its reputation however, and efforts to ensure the safety of employees, it’s a working environment that carries a certain amount of risk.
In fact, incidents of workers dying or getting seriously injured in accidents involving live power lines above and below ground happen often.
So what can you do to make sure that electricity isn’t a risk to your life while on the job?
Start by making yourself aware of the hazards associated with your profession.
The Australian electrical utilities have created this excellent video to ensure that everyone is aware of the most important electrical risks you face on the job, and we think it’s well worth a watch.
A lot of the time, these incidents happen to workers who know about the dangers of working with electricity. These workers understand the risks, yet somehow still find themselves in dangerous situations, simply because the right steps have not been taken to ensure their workplace safety.
So despite the fact that most of you are so skilled at your jobs that you hardly have to think about it anymore, tragic accidents still happen all across the country.
Take a look at the video below, which highlights actionable guidelines and anecdotal stories that will put the focus on what you should keep in mind while you’re at work:
Don’t take your safety for granted. Keep these in mind and know that awareness to the right steps to take and tools to use could spell the difference between life and death in your line of work.
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