Employer and employee responsibilities for maintaining workplace safety are set out in Sections 19 and 20 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984.
Employers have a duty of care to maintain a safe working environment for employees by providing information and training, safe work procedures, safety equipment and effective supervision.
Employees have a duty of care to ensure their own safety and to avoid any act or omission which adversely affects the safety of others during the performance of their work. Employees must cooperate with employers, follow safe work procedures and use protective equipment.
Safe working guidelines for electrical workers
Electrical safety for supervisors of apprentices and workers – video
The ‘Safe working guidelines for electrical workers’ booklet covers basic electrical safety practices to be followed by all electrical workers.
In particular, it provides guidelines on providing effective supervision of electrical workers with varying competencies, including apprentices.