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News : January 2013

Is your workplace compliant with New workplace electrical safety regulations?

On behalf of all at Kerfoot we trust you and your staff had a safe Xmas and New Year break.

In July last year we informed our clients of changes in workplace legislation requiring businesses to implement electrical safety measures such as programmed Tag and Testing of all electrical appliances and the installation and routine testing of Residual Current Devices (RCDs).


As WorkCover Authority of NSW states:

“Electricity is a constant hazard in the workplace with the risk to potentially injure or kill a person.

A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU – the new term that includes employers) has a duty to ensure that any risk of injury from electricity at a place of work is eliminated or, if this is not reasonably practicable, controlled.”

These requirements became mandatory on the 1st January 2013, with significant penalties enacted for non-compliance.

With this in mind, we have sought the advice of WorkCover Authority of NSW and our industry association, NECA, in preparing the following document, which provides a general overview of electrical testing and inspection requirements in NSW.

I encourage you to take the time to read the guide and take the necessary steps to meet your obligations.

Kerfoot are specialists in this area, and the document outlines how we can assist you in meeting your obligations. We can conduct a audit of your workplace and provide a report including recommendations on how your organisation can best meet the legislative requirements in relation to electrical testing and inspection.

Did You Know?

Kerfoot is a certified EcoSmart electrical contractor. Our accredited electricians can help you save money, become more energy efficient, reduce your carbon footprint and play your part in helping the environment.

Our EcoSmart specialists will recommend and implement a range of measures to maximise your energy efficiency throughout your business including:

  • General Energy management systems
  • Lighting controls
  • Pumps, fans and motors
  • Solar generation systems, Heating and Cooling

The government is offering rebates for businesses who are committed to these energy efficient and environmental initiatives. We would be pleased to discuss these incentives further.

To arrange an audit, or for further information, contact our Customer Service team on (02) 9838 7744 or email Kerfoot’ Customer Service Online.

Yours sincerely

Vicki McDowell
Service Manager, Kerfoot
Phone: 02 9838 7744

Click here to open/download the Electrical Testing and Inspection – NSW Requirements

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