In 2020 the Honourable Grace Grace MP, Minister for Industrial Relations, appointed Mr Dick Williams to lead a review of the Electrical Safety Act 2002 (the Act).
The Review ensures Queensland’s electrical safety laws continue to provide high standards of safety for workers and communities, while recognising that new and emerging technologies have led to significant changes for electricity generation, storage, and supply across the state.
The Final Report of the Review of Queensland’s Electrical Safety Act 2002 has been published. We invite feedback on the recommendations made in the Final Report via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, consultation close 15 August 2023.
Feedback on the other recommendations of the Final Report (PDF, 3 MB) will be used to inform Government consideration of key issues associated with the recommendations and will help in developing an approach to implementation.
Published alongside the final report is a Discussion Paper (PDF, 1 MB). The Discussion Paper considers options to address the following issues raised in the Review:
- Electrical safety considerations of new and emerging technologies.
- The changing landscape of electricity and the workforce.
- Electrical safety and electric vehicles.
A summary of the Discussion Paper (PDF, 1.1 MB) has been published to provide an overview of the topics explored in the Discussion Paper.
Published with the Final Report of the Review of Queensland’s Electrical Safety Act 2002 is a Preliminary Government Response to the Final Report (PDF, 188 KB) . The Preliminary Government Response outlines the approach Government will undertake to consider the recommendations made by the Review.
Electrical safety impacts all Queenslanders including businesses, workers, members of the supply chain and the community. We invite feedback on the Discussion Paper (PDF, 1 MB) via email email@example.com, consultation closes 27 June 2023. Feedback on the Discussion Paper will be used to provide an informed, objective, and transparent basis for decision making
Have your say
The public consultation period for the Final Report (PDF, 3 MB) of the Review of Queensland’s Electrical Safety Act 2002 and Discussion Paper addressing key definitions and emerging technologies is now open.
Please send your response to the Discussion Paper (PDF, 1 MB) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consultation on the Discussion Paper (PDF, 1 MB) will close 27 June 2023
Please send any further feedback in relation to the recommendations contained in the final report via email to email@example.com
Consultation on the Final Report will close on 15 August 2023
Is my information safe?
Yes. The information you provide will be treated as confidential and will only be released in a manner that prevents individual identification. This consultation is undertaken in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles (2014).
In the interests of transparency and to promote informed discussion, the Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) would prefer responses to be made publicly available wherever this is reasonable. However, if a person making a response does not want that response to be public, that person should clearly note a preference for confidentiality in the response.
While OIR will endeavour to identify and protect material claimed as confidential as well as personal information of a respondent, if an application is received under the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) for this material there is no guarantee that information will not be disclosed.