A number of new electrical supply protection standards have recently been updated, simplifying the process of providing supply protection. I spoke with experts from Novaris, HPM and PowerCom Solutions about their implications to contractors
Standards Australia announced new rules relating to the installation of thermal insulation and halogen downlights which should help reduce the incidence of house fires.
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to workplaces that residual current devices (RCDs) need to be fitted to electrical circuits wherever hand-held electrical tools are to be used.
Like all electrical work, lighting installations must be compliant to regulations. But regs don't just cover workmanship. Lighting products also have to be compliant to standards, but who's accountable for their compliance?
HVAC and building management services provider, AE Smith has developed a 'National Training Achievement award' to recognise and reward the efforts of the company's apprentices.
Workplace safety is a serious concern for all employees and employers. In the electrical industry, it's not limited to installation practises and tools. Testing is a high-risk activity that can be done safely by following the standards and regulations
The new Australasian headquarters for electrical industry supplier HPM Legrand was officially opened at a recent staff ceremony in Sydney's western suburb of Auburn.
The correct type and amount of insurance for contractors depends on how their business is structured and what legal requirements need to be met. Differences in state legislation throw in another 'wobbly', particularly when working several states
When inferior products introduce life-threatening risks to installers and their customers because they're not compliant to mandatory Australian Standards, this becomes a serious matter for the electrical industry to deal with