New electrical safety guidance for rental properties

Thursday, 12 December, 2019

New electrical safety guidance for rental properties

The Electrical Safety Office in Queensland has released a new guidance for tenants and property owners regarding electrical safety in rental properties.

The Electrical safety in rental properties — tenants guide was developed in consultation with Tenants Queensland and is available as a magnetic spiral-bound flip-chart for the fridge.

It offers easily accessible information, as well as simple tips that tenants can follow in order to make using electricity in their home as safe as possible. This includes testing safety switches and smoke alarms, dangers in roof spaces, checking and maintaining electrical appliances, overhead powerlines and the dangers of buying electrical appliances online.

According to the Electrical Safety office, property owners and managers must ensure their property is electrically safe for tenants and people that visit or work on the property. The Electrical safety in rental properties — property owners guide includes information on installing safety switches; smoke alarm laws; what to do if anyone receives tingles or shocks from electrical equipment, taps and other metal fittings; maintaining solar PV systems; and the dangers of DIY electrical work.

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