Business and management

NECA WA wins grant to fund Ecosmart Electricians training in regional areas

05 February, 2009

NECA has recently been awarded a grant to fund its EcoSmart Electricians in regional WA.

Dynalite dealer program

05 February, 2009

Home and building automation equipment manufacturer, Dynalite has expanded its accreditation and training infrastructure in response to the growing global demand for intelligent building systems.

Electrical catalogue

02 February, 2009 | Supplied by:

The Compendium is the 3rd edition of Repelec’s comprehensive product selection guide.

Queensland electrical safety plan

27 January, 2009

Queensland's Electrical Safety Plan has been revised and reissued, outlining a number of strategies to minimise electrical safety incidents over the next five years.

EnergySafety investigates electrocution fatality

27 January, 2009

A man has been fatally electrocuted while using a portable electric drill that was connected to a circuit that appears not to have been protected by an RCD.

Smart grid deployment could mean 280,000 new jobs in US, says report

16 January, 2009

According to a recent US report, the deployment of a 'smart grid' across the US electricity network could directly create up to 280,000 new jobs.

WA safety inspections find electrical problems

16 January, 2009

A WorkSafe audit on construction sites in Western Australia has revealed deficiencies in testing and tagging of electrical appliances.

Solar power installation expected to surge in 2009

22 December, 2008

The federal government's decision to set a date to close the solar power rebate is expected to cause a surge in demand from consumers for domestic solar power installations in 2009.

New regulations on testing and tagging on construction sites

18 December, 2008

Changes to West Australian regulations regarding the testing and tagging of portable electrical equipment and RCDs on construction sites will come into effect on 1 January 2009, which will allow the testing to be done by a competent person or a licensed electrician.

OHS guidelines for electricians

18 December, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria has released a list of the most common injuries and hazards for people working in the electrical trades, along with suggested solutions to minimise these risks.

Best electrical trade teacher in Australia

18 December, 2008

NECA has awarded the 2008 Electrical Trade Teacher of the Year Award to David McKee, a teacher at SkillsTech Australia in Queensland.

ACT fast-tracks the Feed-in Tariff

18 December, 2008

The ACT government has announced that the implementation date for the renewable energy Feed-in Tariff scheme has been brought forward from July 2009 to March 2009.

Schneider Electric integrates all Pacific operations

17 December, 2008

Schneider Electric will combine its core Australian operations with its Engineered Services division and specialist subsidiaries Citect and NuLec to form one entity as of 1 January 2009.

Electrical contractor wins business award

08 December, 2008

Electrical contractor, Apps Electrics has been recognised for its apprenticeship and youth training programs in the 2008 Melbourne Business Awards.

Leighton HQ project achieves 6 Star green rating

08 December, 2008

A major office and retail project in Brisbane has been awarded a 6-Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, recognising it as a world leader in environmentally sustainable office design.

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