Reporting electric shocks and incidents

All incidents involving electricity must be reported to the Office of the Technical Regulator by the electrical worker or the occupier of the premises where the incident occurs.

Report an electric shock or incident

1. Complete a report form

Electric shock or incident report form (135.5 KB DOC)

Electric shock or incident report form (69.4 KB PDF)

2. Lodge the form

Send the completed form to the Office of the Technical Regulator.

Post:
GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001

If the accident occurred in a workplace you must also report the incident to Safework SA.

Timelines for reporting an electric shock or incident

The timelines for reporting electrical accidents depend on the severity of injuries sustained in the incident:

  • Death must be reported immediately by phone.
  • Any accident where a person requires medical assistance must be reported within one working day.
  • All other accidents involving electricity must be reported to the Office of the Technical Regulator within 10 working days of the day of the accident.

Contact

For advice or help to report an electric shock or incident, contact the Office of the Technical Regulator.

Online: Office of the Technical  Regulator

Phone: 8226 5518 - Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm


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Page last updated 15 July 2021

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