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Supervised Electrical Worker’s Responsibilities

As a Supervised Worker, you have regulatory responsibilities.

This guideline is aimed at providing an overview of responsibilities that are now incumbent upon you under the Electricity Safety Act 1998 and pursuant regulations.
 

As a supervised worker, you must:

  • upon receipt, sign your Supervised Electrical Worker’s licence card
  • notify ESV within 10 days of any change of name and/or address details
  • when carrying out electrical installation work and at the request of ESV, produce your Supervised Worker’s Licence card or details of your licence
  • notify ESV on 1800 000 922 as soon as reasonably practicable of any serious electrical incidents relating to your work which causes, or has the potential to cause:
    • the death of or injury to a person;
    • significant damage to property; or
    • a serious risk to public safety.

Additionally, within 20 business days after the incident, a written report of the incident must be sent to:

or

    Attn: Electrical Incidents
    Energy Safe Victoria
    PO Box 262
    COLLINS STREET WEST VIC 8007

 

As a supervised worker, you must not:

  • carry out electrical installation work without effective supervision by a licensed electrician
  • carry out electrical installation work unless your supervised worker’s licence is current – it is your responsibility to know your licence expiry date

 

As a supervised worker, you should:

 

As a supervised worker, you should understand:

  • ESV may take disciplinary action if you fail to comply with the Electricity Safety Act 1998 or Regulations including suspension and/or cancellation of your licence, infringement notices and prosecution.

 

The information presented in this guideline is intended for general use only. It should not be viewed as a definitive guide to the law, and should be read in conjunction with the Electricity Safety Act 1998 and pursuant regulations.

Note: The word ‘must’ indicates that legal requirements exist, which must be complied with. The word ‘should’ indicates a recommended course of action, while ‘may’ indicates an optional course of action.