NT WorkSafe recently issued a safety alert highlighting potential electrical safety risks when entering and working in ceiling spaces of commercial and residential buildings.
The alert was issued following an incident in which a worker running fibre optic cable in a ceiling space received an electric shock after making contact with damaged electrical wiring.
The worker had lost the battery from his torch and was trying to find it in the dark when his hand touched a section of electrical wiring which had been damaged by rodents.
The worker was extracted from the ceiling space and taken for medical observation. He was later cleared of any medical effects resulting from the shock.
There were two contributing factors:
The safety alert subsequently recommended a number of required actions:
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