Department of Justice
Electric shocks, tingles off taps and the like, indicate there is a problem with the electrical installation or supply. If this is not reviewed by an electrical inspector or the network service provider, you or someone else could die.
Report all electric shocks by phone on 13 2004, which will initiate an inspection to identify the cause and rectification of the problem.
In addition to the work, health and safety legislative requirement to notifying all workplace accidents to WorkSafe, there are specific requirements to notify and report serious electrical accidents, under the Electricity Industry Safety and Administration Act 1997, whether the accident occured in a workplace or not.
A serious electrical accident is one which involves:
Serious electrical accidents in Tasmania, must be:
Notification and reporting to WorkSafe is deemed to meet the requirements under the Act.
Bush fires can create electric shock hazards and risks; through damaged electrical power lines, wiring in buildings and electrical appliances.