Following the fatality of an Essential Energy worker on Monday 2 September, Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy have issued the following Safety Alerts:
Members should read the above safety notices however the union reminds all members that we have issued a uniform Safety Ban for ALL ETU NSW (& ACT) members across all electricity distributors.
ALL ETU NSW (& ACT) members are advised that there are safety bans on the following work;
The restringing, re-tensioning or removal of overhead conductors where there are energised circuits either above or below the circuit being worked on.
Any restringing, re-tensioning or removal of conductors should only be completed where the circuits are de-energised and under an Access Permit where required.
If you have any questions in relation to this notice as outlined above please talk to your workplace delegate or your ETU organiser.