Electrical Shock

Find out what steps to take if you’ve experienced an electric shock.

If you think you have just experienced an electric shock:

We define an electric shock as something that happens when a person makes contact with an electrical energy source. This causes electrical energy to flow through part of the body, causing a shock.

  • Are there any noticeable burns to your skin?
  • Have you experienced unconsciousness?
  • Have you had difficulty breathing?
  • Have you had seizures?
  • Have you felt confused?
  • Have you had any numbness, tingling, paralysis,
    or vision, hearing or speech problems?
  • Are you or do you think you are pregnant?

If you answer ‘YES’ to any of the above, immediately seek medical attention.

Step 1:

Ring 000 for emergency medical attention.

If you have not experienced these but still believe you’ve been shocked, ring or visit your GP.

Step 2

Report the incident to our 24/7 Maintenance Hotline on 1800 688 000


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