A Duty of care requires an employer to protect the health and safety of anyone in the workplace. This duty is placed on all employers, employees, and any others who have an influence on the hazards in a workplace.
Along with the duty of care, insurance coverage in the event of an electrical accident may become void if an employer has not carried out a regular check of their electrical equipment.
Most insurance policies require you to meet all Australian Standards to remain covered. A failure to comply with OH&S rules gives an opportunity for your insurance company to deny a claim should you have an incident.
Special rules also apply to construction or demolition sites, and Mining operations.