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In early 2020, 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.
Note that there are other hazards associated with working in roof spaces such as heat, pests, asbestos or falls. Implement suitable controls based on risk.
Commission for Occupational Safety and Health WA – Guidance note - Working in roof spaces