WorkSafe Victoria is once again reminding businesses, contractors and workers about the importance of safety when working with live switchboards or circuits.
Employers must also be especially careful about the safety of apprentices. These young workers must be properly trained and supervised.
WorkSafe reminded electricians that even if they are being pressurised by clients to get work done quickly and not affect production by switching off the power, there is never an excuse to put lives at risk.
Contractors and employers should rather schedule work for times when the shut down of power will not affect business.
But no matter the task, electricity should always be isolated and tested before work starts.