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Queenslanders Reminded to Prioritise Electrical Safety

Following a number of incidents involving live power lines, including overhead, underground and fallen lines, Ergon Energy and Energex have launched an electrical safety campaign throughout Queensland. The aim of the campaign titled “Take Care, Stay Line Aware”, is to

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Beware when Working on Live Circuits/Switchboards – WorkSafe Warns

WorkSafe Victoria is urging business owners, contractors and workers to be cautious when working on live switchboards or circuits. The warning comes as the safety regulator focuses on a month of electrical safety. The regulator is also stressing the importance

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EnergySafety Warns About Roof Space Dangers

A safety reminder has been issued by EnergySafety highlighting the hazards of working in roof spaces and how to avoid them. Ken Bowron, Director of Energy Safety said basic safeguards need to be in place when accessing the home’s roof

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Be Cautious Around Electricity This Winter

Essential Energy is reminding its customers to make electrical safety a top priority during the cooler, winter months paying particular attention to appliances like heaters and electric blankets that may have been in storage for a while. Make sure you

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Workers Reminded About Electrical Safety

World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day took place recently on Friday 28 April. The day is used to remember workplace safety and those who were injured or killed on the job. This year the

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Electrician Suffers Burn Injuries, Employer Fined

An electrician has suffered burn injuries and his employer fined $60,000 following an arc flash incident at Atlas Iron’s Wodgina iron ore project in Pilbara. The incident took place in November 2013 but the company was found guilty in July

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Do Not Illegally Disconnect Electricity Supply Before Renovations or Demolitions, Tradies Warned

Tradespeople have been warned not to illegally disconnect electricity supply before renovations or demolitions as this is a practice that endangers not only workers but members of the public. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland have urged contractors and tradies not

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Who is Enforcing Electrical Safety in Homes?

A recent post on Sourceable.net highlighted the high number of electrical defects that are left unfixed upon the transfer of sale of a home.  This is particularly concerning when you consider that according to the Department of Fire & Emergency Services

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Simple Steps towards Electrical Safety

Although electrical safety on a construction site is a complex issue that cannot be covered in just one post, here are some basic tips to achieve electrical safety for construction workers, Read instructions, labels, installation manuals etc. before installing, operating

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Electrical Safety Video for non-electricians

Whether you’re involved with electrical work or not, chances are you’re going to be faced with electrical hazards at some time or the other. This electrical safety video is specifically for non-electrical workers.

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