Electrical Safety Rules Revision in Effect

Following a number of tragic incidents in homes and buildings, the area of electrical safety has come under the spotlight.

In order to keep guidelines for construction of modern homes up to date and effective, we will see a number of changes and updates being introduced to the revised Electrical Wiring Standards of Australia (AS/NZS 3000) in the coming months.

One of the major changes in the rules for new homeowners, builders and electrical contractors, is the fitting of RCDs, or safety switches to all electrical circuits, including hardwired devices or appliances such as air-conditioning systems, electric cooker ovens, pool pumps and other hardwired units that previously were exempt.

Safety switches can help avoid potential electric shock or electrocution but the chance of an electrical fire is also minimised.

Find out more https://thewest.com.au/lifestyle/new-homes/switched-on-to-new-electrical-safety-standards-ng-b88831265z

Grisly Find on Melbourne Roof

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A man’s body was recently discovered on the roof of a house in Melbourne where it is believed he was involved with renovations going on at the house.

The body was discovered on Toorak Road in Melbourne around 7:00pm. WorkSafe is investigating the cause of the death but the man was carrying out electrical work at the time which probably played a part in his death.

Reports say the man was in his twenties and was working alone on the roof.

A police report is being prepared for the coroner.

See more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/09/man-found-dead-roof-melbourne-house/#.V82HTK1sm-c