On 5 June 2015 the Electricity Network Assets (Authorised Transactions) Act 2015 came into force, transferring regulation of NSW electricity networks to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). The role of IPART is to oversee compliance with the Electricity Act 1995 for all electricity transmission and distribution system operators to ensure they provide an adequate, reliable and safe supply of electricity of appropriate quality in NSW.

For further information or questions regarding the regulatory framework for the NSW electricity networks please visit the IPART website at: www.ipart.nsw.gov.au external link or email: compliance@ipart.nsw.gov.au.

Ensuring the safety of the public is the highest priority. Electricity networks pose inherent dangers to the public and network workers from the possibility of electrocution and initiation of fires.

The importance of network safety has been recognised by the Minister, who established the Industry Safety Steering Committee (ISSC) with the mission being to identify opportunities to improve electricity network safety in order to eliminate or minimize exposure of people and property to the risk of injury or damage from electricity network hazards.

The ISSC comprises representatives from network operators, unions, accredited service providers and SafeWork NSW and the Department of Planning and Environment. The ISSC has produced specialised guides for industry use to improve safety for the public and industry workers.

Electricity Industry Safety Steering Committee Guidelines

Other safety codes and guidelines