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Solar regulations: promoting safety or rushed and unjustified?

12 April, 2019

New electrical safety regulations set to come into effect on 13 May will require licensed electricians to mount, locate, fix or remove solar panels on solar farms.


Fake Queensland electrician fined $100,000

05 April, 2019

Both consumers and contractors are reminded to check electrical contractor licences, after a man has been fined for posing as a qualified electrician in Queensland.


Special joint taskforce to safeguard subbies

18 March, 2019

The Queensland Government has set up a Special Joint Taskforce to investigate allegations of white-collar crime in the Queensland building industry.


R. STAHL to host an IEC standards development conference

15 March, 2019

This is the first time a manufacturer will host the IEC/TC31 conference, held from 25 March to 5 April 2019 in Waldenburg.


Have your say on battery storage standards

21 February, 2019

The Standards Australia draft AS/NZS 5139 Electrical Installations — Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment is now open for public comment.


New Wiring Rules become mandatory from 1 January 2019

21 December, 2018

The National Electrical and Contractors Association (NECA) is reminding electrical contractors that AS/NZS 3000:2018 becomes mandatory from 1 January 2019.


Upcoming changes to NCC 2019

14 December, 2018

With the new year quickly approaching, the Australian Building Codes Board has outlined how the 2019 National Construction Code differs from the 2016 edition.


Hydrogen standards to guide Australia's future energy

13 December, 2018

Standards Australia has been working on developing hydrogen standards as Australia transitions to a low-carbon future.


Action needed to prevent non-payment of subbies

29 November, 2018

The Australian Subcontractors Association is urging the government to provide better protection for subcontractors following the collapse of engineering firm RCR Tomlinson. 


New standard for energy-efficient air conditioning

28 November, 2018

Standards Australia has published a new standard that sets out specific requirements for the design, selection, installation, commissioning and maintenance of energy-efficient residential air conditioning.


A wholistic approach to long-term project success

01 November, 2018

Partnering with an end-to-end provider enables experienced and highly trained specialists to manage installation on projects from beginning to end.


MEA calls for better electrical safety in Victoria

11 October, 2018

MEA is urging all political parties in the upcoming Victorian election to lift electrical safety standards and introduce mandatory safety switches on all circuits on all properties.


Industry welcomes cancellation of VET FEE-HELP debts

21 September, 2018

New legislation aims to strengthen existing protections for students against the inappropriate actions of some unscrupulous VET providers.


Q&A: New Wiring Rules and switchboards

14 September, 2018

The six-month transition period for the new Wiring Rules Standard (AS/NZS 3000:2018) ends in January 2019. This article provides insights on key changes related to switchboards.


Energy management standard ISO 50001 updated

31 August, 2018

ISO 50001, the flagship international standard for improving energy performance, has just been updated.


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