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Changes to Electrical Safety Act

Have your say on the Changes to Electrical Safety Act


The Queensland government is seeking public input on proposed changes to the Electrical Safety Act, acknowledging the significant advancements in technology and the evolving landscape of electricity since the Act's introduction in 2002. The government is considering 83 recommendations put forward in an independent review of the Act conducted by Mr Dick Williams.


Queenslanders are encouraged to participate in the consultation by providing their feedback. The discussion paper will be open for comments from 16 May to 27 June 2023.

The comprehensive report addresses various aspects related to electrical safety, including the Act's scope, coverage of emerging energy generation and storage technologies such as solar power, batteries, electric vehicles, hydrogen-based electricity generation, storage technologies, off-grid generation, and regulatory, licensing, and supply chain duties reform.

In light of the report's findings, the Office of Industrial Relations has conducted a thorough analysis to identify recommendations with regulatory or financial impacts on businesses, communities, and the government. The government is now seeking feedback from all Queenslanders to ensure a well-informed decision-making process.

A targeted discussion paper has been released as part of the consultation process, highlighting three key issues from the report. These issues encompass the electrical safety considerations of new and emerging technologies, the changing landscape of electricity and the workforce, and electrical safety in relation to electric vehicles. The government is particularly interested in gathering feedback on these topics and general input on all issues raised in the review.

Queenslanders are encouraged to participate in the consultation by providing their feedback. The discussion paper will be open for comments from 16 May to 27 June 2023, while feedback on all other matters will be accepted until 15 August 2023. The insights received from the public will be instrumental in shaping future amendments to the Act.

"The Queensland government wants to ensure this Act is fit for purpose and keeps pace with changes in technology - that's why we want Queenslanders to have their say,' Minister for Industrial Relations, Grace Grace, stated when speaking on the importance of public engagement.

Minister Grace emphasized the significance of the discussion paper's key issues and expressed gratitude to all those who contribute their thoughts and opinions.

To participate in the consultation or for further information, interested individuals can visit the official website of the Office of Industrial Relations at www.oir.qld.gov.au/public-consultation/electrical-safety-act-2002-review.

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