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Electrical Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (Qld)

Date of enactment

04 April 2011


The ecplanatory note explain the objectives of the Act are to amend the Electrical Safety Act 2002 and Electrical Safety Regulation 2002 to implement a new Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS). Once the EESS is enacted in other jurisdictions, this will provide a uniform system across Australia and New Zealand. The key objective of the system is to eliminate the human and financial costs of shock, injury and property damage that can be caused by unsafe electrical equipment used by consumers and installed in their premises. The Bill aims to provide enhanced consumer safety by refining the current system and making it more responsive to a contemporary, globalised environment. The EESS will also reduce regulatory burden and introduce a number of efficiencies for industry.

This Act makes amendments to the Electrical Safety Act 2002, Electrical Safety Regulation 2002, Industrial Relations Act 1999, Industrial Relations Regulation 2000, Industrial Relations (Tribunals) Rules 2000 and the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003, and to make minor and consequential amendments of legislation as stated in the schedule.

The following provisions: Part 2; part 3; and schedule, part 2 commence on a day to be fixed by proclamation. Section 52, to the extent it inserts chapter 20, part 12, division1, commences, or is taken to have commenced, on 27 March 2011.