Electrical Awareness | Online Workshop

IQA Electrical Awareness Online Workshop
Electricity is widely used in quarries and associated industries but the hazards related to its use are not always fully understood.  The Institute of Quarrying Australia electrical awareness online workshop will provide an understanding of the basic electrical principles and how to manage risk relating to electrical installations.

Date: Thursday 7 March 2024
Times for all States/Territories:

 1.00pm - 4.30pm  NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS
 12.00pm - 3.30pm  QLD
 12.30pm - 4.00pm  SA
 10.00am - 1.30pm  WA
 11.30am - 3.00pm  NT

Location: Online via MS Teams


Quarrying and associated industries often underestimate the force of electricity.  There are numerous risks that need to be considered on site each day ranging from collisions, explosions, flooding and accidents involving heavy machinery.  However, an often overlooked threat exists that could be the difference between injury and going home safely - the invisible danger of electricity.

While electricity serves as a reliable energy source for tools, lights, vehicles, and machinery, quarry conditions add an element of unpredictability. Quarry owners, managers and senior staff should understand their responsibilities and the relationship between legislation, standards, guidelines. The online workshop will provide an understanding of the basic electrical principles and how to manage risk relating to electrical installations.

Learning Objectives

The Electrical Awareness online workshop has been designed to provide participants with an understanding of basic electrical principles and the identification of electrical hazards, specifically covering:

  • Relationship between legislation, standards, guidelines
  • Competencies
  • Supervision of electrical workers
  • Contractor management
  • Risk management relating to electrical installations
  • Identification of electrical hazards
  • Protective devices for electrical circuits
  • Areas of high concern 

Who should attend

The course is particularly relevant to:

  • Quarry Managers
  • Quarry Supervisors
  • Quarry Senior Managers / Staff
  • Quarry H & S Staff

Your Facilitator | Lionel Smith

Lionel has extensive experience as Inspector of Mines and is the current Chair of the Mine Electrical Safety Association.  Having previously worked as Inspector of Mines (Electrical), Lionel has extensive experience in the area of electrical safety.  He is an experienced facilitator and has delivered numerous courses and workshops on electrical awareness for the industry.

CPD: 3.5 Hours

IQA QMCS: Technical Training
QLD PCS: Health & Safety
NSW MOC: 1 Mining and WHS Systems (Subject C: Principal control plans)

A completion Certificate will be issues once finished.

Registration Fees

IQA & IoQ NZ Member:  $205
Non Member: $265  Not an IQA Member?  Want Member Pricing?  Join the IQA quickly and easily online.  Join today and save on your registration for this event.

Note: The scheduling and delivery of this online workshop is subject to reaching a minimum number of registered participants. All registered individuals will be promptly notified of any scheduling changes.  Your understanding and cooperation are greatly appreciated.  


All participants must have access to the internet and a laptop / tablet that can run MS Teams.

  • Internet connection Laptop, PC or Phone with sound and video capability
  • Quiet environment


All information is correct at the time of publication. The IQA reserves the right to alter or delete items as required, and takes no responsibility for any errors, omissions and changes.

7/03/2024 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
E. Australia Standard Time

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