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.
How to report an electric shock or incident
1. Complete a report form
2. Lodge the form
Send the completed form to the Office of the Technical Regulator.
GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001
If the accident occurred in a workplace you must also report the incident to Safework SA.
For advice or help contact the Office of the Technical Regulator.
8226 5518 (Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm)
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.