Business and management

Clipsal Iconic range scores Good Design Award

22 June, 2017 by

Clipsal by Schneider Electric has won a Good Design Award for its Clipsal Iconic range.

HFC phase-down legislation passed

20 June, 2017 by

The Turnbull government has passed legislation to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which comprise up to 2% of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.

Consultation commences on new battery standard

19 June, 2017 by

Standards Australia has released the draft voluntary standard DR AS/NZS 5139:201X Electrical installations — safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment for consultation.

Beating bullying in the workplace

13 June, 2017 by Janine Nicholson and Sarah O’Leary | Supplied by: myosh - HSEQ Management Software

It happens. Bullying in the workplace is a problem. Does your organisation understand the risks and do they know what can and should be done to manage the issues?

Clean Energy Regulator welcomes new chair

07 June, 2017 by

The Clean Energy Regulator has appointed David Parker AM as the new chair of the agency.

TEPCO and MERALCO win at Asian Utility Week

06 June, 2017 by

TEPCO and Meralco have won in the categories of Best Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) or Internet of Things (IoT) Network Rollout Project and Best Customer Engagement Project, respectively, for projects where Landis+Gyr technology has also been recognised by AUW judges.

Are you Australia's most inventive installer?

02 June, 2017 by

The Clean Energy Council is calling on solar designers and installers to submit their entries for the 2017 Solar Design and Installation Awards.

RCBO prohibition notice amended

31 May, 2017 by

The Victorian technical and safety regulator Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) has imposed additional requirements on the supply of RCBOs designed or marketed to be permanently fixed to household or similar electrical wiring in Victoria.

Infinity cable ruling leaves door open to dodgy products

31 May, 2017 by

The construction industry is estimated to spend over $80m for remediating the faulty Infinity cable but the sole director of company behind the imports has only been fined $18,000 plus $15,000 in costs by the NSW Supreme Court, according to Australian Industry Group Chief Executive Innes Willox.

Payroll tax relief for Tasmanian apprentices

26 May, 2017 by

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has welcomed the Tasmanian Government's announcement to provide payroll tax relief for apprentices and trainees aged 15–24 years.

Small businesses most vulnerable to scammers

23 May, 2017 by

Nearly 6000 businesses reported being targeted by scams in 2016 with losses totalling around $3.8 million.

Osram acquires stake in plantCube developer

16 May, 2017 by

Osram has acquired a stake in Munich-based start-up agrilution.

Western Sydney Airport — an "opportunity" for contractors

15 May, 2017 by

The federal government's intention to build the Western Sydney Airport will provide an enormous economic opportunity for NSW electrical contractors, said the CEO of the National Electrical and Communication Association (NECA), Suresh Manickam.

Siemon appoints new Technical Services Manager

12 May, 2017 by

Cabling solutions company Siemon has appointed Scott Jug as the new Technical Services Manager for the Asia Pacific region.

Stick to electrical work when installing solar PV

11 May, 2017 by

Electrical contractors installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels should only carry out work they are qualified to do, warns Queensland's electrical safety regulator.

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