Electrical Risk Perceptions Survey

Did you know that on average, up to two Australian farmers are killed each year from coming into contact with electricity? Farmers are also seriously injured by electricity or they experience near-misses, which is not effectively captured in our farm safety data.    

This survey aims to investigate the prevalence of on-farm electricity-related incidents in Australia. We want to know more about the causes or contributing factors associated with these occurrences so that we can inform the electricity sector and policy makers of our findings. We want to create effective resources to make farms safer places to work, live and visit. 

Survey eligibility:
To participate in this survey, you must be:
– Aged 18 years or older;
– Currently living in Australia;
– Currently working on farm(s) or living on a farm. 

Eligible participants will have the chance to win a $500 gift voucher. You will be directed to the entry form at the end of the survey where you can read the full terms and conditions.

Survey instructions: 
Please answer the questions to the best of your ability. You can terminate the survey at any point – if you close this browser your responses will be deleted. Your responses will be anonymous. Please find more details of the study in the  Elect Percepts_PLS_Consent V2.0 Survey.pdf

Your participation is greatly appreciated. 

If you have any queries, questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact: 

Dr Jacquie Cotton 
E: j.cotton@deakin.edu.au

Dr Amity Latham 
E: a.dunstan@deakin.edu.au

Deakin University ethics approval HEAG_H 2023-200