Remember to stay at least 8 metres away from fallen powerlines. Always assume the power is ON and the wires are still live.
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Responding Safety around electrical hazards
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Featuring the NSW Police, Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW Ambulance, VRA Rescue NSW and the NSW SES, this video provides information for Emergency Services on how to safety respond to common scenarios involving electricity.
national safe work month
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October is National Safe Work Month - a time for business, employers, and workers across Australia to commit to building a safer and healthier workplace for all. No job should be unsafe, and no death or injury at work is ever acceptable. For more information, check out the free resources available from Safe Work Australia.
Electric shocks, injuries and first aid
Electric shocks can be deadly; even mild shocks can affect the heart. A medical assessment is recommended for anyone who has come into contact with electricity.
Electricity voltages explained
Low and high voltage refers to the amount of electricity flowing through electrical wires. Knowing what you'll encounter when responding to an emergency situation will help you manage the risk.