Business and management

Major construction on track for upturn

15 November, 2017 by

The Australian Industry Group and Australian Constructors Association are predicting a solid upturn in major construction project work through to mid-2019. 


Lighting Council welcomes further consultation on MEPS for LEDs

15 November, 2017 by

Lighting Council Australia has said that it has received a commitment from the federal government to undertake further industry consultation about new regulations planned for the lighting industry.


Gerard Lighting receives commendation at IES Awards

09 November, 2017 by

Gerard Lighting's Crompton Hornet Floodlight has been awarded the 2017 IES NSW Luminaire Design Award of Commendation.


Construction company fined $75,000 over electrical incident

08 November, 2017 by

Queensland-based TJS Constructions has been fined $75,000 after a worker suffered a serious electrical shock.


WA company fined $65,000 for arc flash incident

07 November, 2017 by

Western Australian company FQM Australia Nickel has been fined $65,000 after a worker was injured in an electrical arc flash at its Ravensthorpe Nickel Operations.


Energy Storage Conference heads to Adelaide

07 November, 2017 by

The Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (AES 2018) is heading to Adelaide in 2018.


Trade teacher award for former Ford technician

02 November, 2017 by

Jamie Robertson, a former electrical services technician from the Ford auto-manufacturing plant at Geelong, has won the Electrotechnology Industry Trade Teacher Award for 2017.


Industrial manslaughter — up to 20 years' jail and maximum $10m fine

01 November, 2017 by

In October, the Queensland parliament passed the legislation that created the offence of industrial manslaughter. Simply put, it means: if you cost someone their life, you'll pay.


Nominations open for 2018 ARBS Industry Awards

31 October, 2017 by

Nominations for the 2018 ARBS Industry Awards — the biennial awards hosted alongside the ARBS Exhibition —  are now open.


Sparkies welcome passage of Security of Payment Bill

30 October, 2017 by

Master Electricians Australia (MEA) has welcomed the passage of legislation through the Queensland parliament that will guarantee payments to small and medium businesses in the building and construction industry.


Australian Security Awards 2017 winners announced

30 October, 2017 by

Winners of the 2017 Australian Security Industry Awards were recently announced at a joint ceremony with the 3rd Annual Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs).


NHP signs distribution deal with Axelent

25 October, 2017 by | Supplied by: NHP Electrical Engineering Products Pty Ltd

NHP has strengthened its local market offering with a partnership with Swedish group Axelent.


Amendments to the Electrical Safety Act

25 October, 2017 by

Two important amendments have been made to the Electrical Safety Act 2002. These amendments directly target unsafe electrical work and unsafe electrical work practices and are in addition to existing penalties and disciplinary actions available under the Act.


AU$167.34 million power order for ABB

24 October, 2017 by

ABB has won an AU$167.34 million (£99 million) order to build the power transmission infrastructure for EDF Energy's new Hinkley Point C power plant in the UK.


CET ditched in favour of new policy

18 October, 2017 by

The Turnbull government has decided to drop the Clean Energy Target in favour of new policy designed to deliver "more affordable and reliable electricity".


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