$1.01 million enforceable undertaking for Ausgrid Management

Thursday, 7 September, 2023 - 12:30
Incidents & prosecutions
National News

Ausgrid Management recently entered into an enforceable undertaking with a total expenditure of $1.01 million over an incident in which a worker received an electric shock.

On 29 January 2019, an overhead line worker received a non-fatal electric shock after making contact with energised low-voltage conductors.

At the time of the incident, the worker was in a mobile elevating work platform, relocating the conductors as part of a pole changeover in Sydney.

As part of the undertaking, activities Ausgrid Management will undertake include:

  • A ‘Fit for Life’ employee wellbeing program
  • Remunerating mental health first aiders
  • A live work implementation workplace audit, and
  • Electrical safety videos promoting working safely around overhead powerlines.


The regulator said the strategies proposed in the undertaking have been assessed as likely to deliver long-term sustainable safety improvements in the workplace, industry and community.