29 November 2022
Ausgrid has published its annual Electricity Network Safety Management System performance report which outlines the activities that Ausgrid is doing to improve safety across the network including the management of bushfire risk.
It includes information about major incidents on the network, safety risks from the loss of electricity supply required to be reported, and how Ausgrid communicates safety messages to the public.
The safety of the community and our people is our number one priority and pleasingly this year’s report notes that there have been no major incidents involving the safety of the public or anyone working on the Ausgrid network.
Ausgrid has identified and rectified more than 22,000 potential hazards on the electricity network as part our comprehensive annual safety program to ensure the electricity network is ready for bushfire season.
This year we carried out more than 201,000 air and ground inspections, with the vast bulk of the hazards identified relating to vegetation near powerlines.
Ausgrid has also recently launched an electricity safety website (www.ElectricitySafety.com.au), dedicated to understanding and managing safety risks around electricity in the home, worksites, and emergency response situations.
We continue to remind the community they need to always stay at least 8 metres away from any fallen powerlines, always assume they are live and report any potential hazards to Ausgrid on 13 13 88.
You can download the full report here.