UWA work areas as hostile or non-hostile environments
The risks to safety from electricity generally arise from the supply, installation and use of electrical plant and equipment, and in the design, manufacture and testing of electrical items. Standards and guidelines are available which assist in managing the risks from the use of electricity and electrical plant and equipment.
The Electrical Safety and Electrical Work Procedure applies to all managers and workers who carry out electrical activities under the auspices of the University. This includes those who undertake research or a program of study at the University including undergraduate, postgraduate studies and collaboration with outside agencies. Electrical equipment used on UWA property must be compliant and be visually inspected or electrically tested and tagged according to the electrical classification of the environment. Students and campus visitors are requested to have read and comply with the Electrical Safety Pamphlet (see Further Information).