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  1. There's nothing like getting back for getting better
    Looking after Queenslanders injured on the job, plus their rehabilitation and safe return to work, are priorities for not only workers and employers, but the Government.
  2. New on the spot fines for safety breaches around powerlines
    Prompted by nine serious electrical incidents in the past 12 months, two new electrical safety on the spot fines have been introduced to make sure employers take steps to keep workers safe around powerlines.
  3. Keep workers and equipment safely away from powerlines

    Two new electrical safety on the spot fines were introduced on 30 June to make sure employers put measures into place to keep workers safe while working around powerlines, following nine serious electrical incidents in the past 12 months.

  4. The wiring rules are changing
    The Australian Standard AS/NZS3000 is being updated and will be released later this year. To help you prepare, here’s the first of a few summaries we’ll send you about the most important changes to requirements.
  5. Understand the risks when working with switchboards
    Before you remove switchboard panels it is important to carry out a risk assessment. If you identify any hazards you must put control measures in place to address the risk of electric shock, explosion or fire.
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