No complacency when it comes to electrical safety

The recent electrical shock of a plumber in the Cairns area is a reminder to all plumbers and contractors about the need to be vigilant when it comes to electrical safety.

In this instance, the plumber was about to enter the ceiling space of a property after he had removed a section of the roof.

He dropped a tool into the ceiling space and while trying to retrieve it, appears to have come into contact with exposed electrical wires.

It was very fortunate in this instance that the plumber only received an electrical shock and burns to his hand, as the result could have been much worse.

The QBCC and the Electrical Safety Office urge contractors to familiarise themselves with the potential risks associated with electricity when working on roofs and in ceiling spaces.