Ausgrid’s electricity infrastructure plays a vital role in our daily lives, so ensuring its safety is of the utmost importance. This responsibility lies at the core of what Ausgrid does. Ausgrid's Electrical Network Safety Management System (ENSMS) helps us to provide a safe network for our customers, community, our people and contractors.
Ausgrid's annual Electricity Network Safety Management System performance report 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.
Electricity networks come with potential safety risks that must be managed carefully. Ausgrid is committed to conducting its business in a manner that minimises the risk its assets, operations and activities pose to the health and safety of employees, contractors, visitors and the community. Managing safety risk is achieved through an integration of the Asset Management System (AMS), Health and Safety Management System (HSMS), Environment Management System (EMS), Electricity Network Safety Management System (ENSMS), processes and work practices, as well as public engagement and awareness programs.