Employers reminded to supervise apprentices during flood recovery activity

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is reminding employers to supervise apprentices during flood recovery activities.

During the flood recovery activity in North Queensland, Electrical Safety Office inspectors have come across instances where electrical apprentices are performing electrical work without proper supervision.

Employers are reminded that supervision should be appropriate with consideration to the type of work they are doing, their skill and competence, level of risk associated with the work, and the supervisory experience of the supervisor.

Electrical work being carried out in flood-damaged electrical installations has risks including water damaged electrical equipment, exposed live wires, and temporary sources of supply in use such as generators and solar PV systems.

More information about this reminder can be accessed through the Electrical Safety Office page.

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