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Surviving electric shock: a personal story

22 March, 2021

A new film, Jason Daniels' story – surviving an electric shock from overhead powerlines, highlights the importance of a safe work system.

Arc flash incidents reported

09 March, 2021

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has advised that two electrical workers suffered burns following an arc flash incident in January this year.

Don't get caught out working in ceiling spaces

19 January, 2021

If you need to work in a ceiling or roof space, be sure to identify hazards and take precautions as necessary.

New enclosure rating for solar PV system installations

29 October, 2020

The Qld Electrical Safety Office advises that DC isolators in new solar PV installations must have their own dedicated enclosure for outdoor use and be IP56NW rated.

Calls for mandatory safety switches after shock incident

29 September, 2020

Properly installed safety switches could have prevented almost all recent electric shock incidents in South Australia, new research has found.

$35K fine issued after excavator hits powerlines

18 September, 2020

A conviction and a $35,000 fine have been handed down to a Victorian quarry, after a safety incident involving powerlines.

Safety blitz on unlicensed electrical work

08 September, 2020

The Queensland Government has announced that it plans to crack down on unlicensed electrical operators, given the serious risk posed by illegal electrical work.

Electrician killed while working on house

25 August, 2020

A self-employed electrician is believed to have been electrocuted while working on a house last week.

ESO looks to boost electrical safety awareness

19 August, 2020

A series of electrical safety awareness sessions have been scheduled around regional Queensland, ahead of Electrical Safety Week (7–11 September).

Safety blitz on unlicensed electrical work

23 July, 2020

A big crackdown on unlicensed electrical work is currently being undertaken by the Queensland Government.

Wiring error sees WA electrician fined $27K

22 July, 2020

A North Perth electrician has been fined $27,000 for a potentially lethal wiring error at a building site in Rockingham.

Electrical safety guidance for building construction

24 June, 2020

A new safety guide for electrical assets on building sites has been published by Building and Energy in WA.

Dinkle DPT DIN rail disconnect terminal blocks

13 May, 2020

Dinkle DPT DIN rail disconnect terminal blocks are designed to provide efficient, safe disconnect and testing of current transformer (CT) and voltage transformer (VT) circuits.

Enerpac EWCE wire rope and cable cutters

14 January, 2020

The Enerpac electrically powered EWCE wire rope and cable cutters are designed to reduce hazards and increase efficiency for a range of industries.

Blundstone Women's Safety Series boots

10 December, 2019

Australian footwear brand Blundstone has combined the latest technology with design flair to launch a new range of safety boots specifically for women in the trades, building and construction industries.

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