WorkSafe WA recently issued a safety alert following an incident in which an air-conditioning installer suffered a fatal electric shock while working in the roof space of a house.
In Western Australia, it is a legal requirement to de-energise and isolate all power before a worker enters a domestic roof space.
The person responsible for this is the employer, main contractor, self-employed person or person with control of the workplace.
The alert said possible contributing factors in incidents of this type include:
To manage such hazards, the alert said to:
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