Electrical distribution > Safety clothing and equipment

Don't do DIY electrical work this Easter

18 April, 2019

People have been urged to take safety precautions and hire a qualified electrician for electrical work this Easter long weekend.

PIR sensors and electrical safety

02 August, 2018

Energy Safety Victoria is reminding electricians to always double-check power has been turned off before conducting maintenance, repairs, alterations or adjustments to passive infrared (PIR) sensors.

Smart meter installations — asbestos and electrical safety

20 June, 2018

The Queensland Electrical Safety Office is reminding electrical contractors of the safe work standards they're expected and obliged to maintain during the installation of smart meters.

Moflash intrinsically safe signalling products

14 June, 2018

The Moflash range of low-powered, high-output, intrinsically safe signalling products consists of a sounder which is 24 VDC with a 105 dB output, a beacon which is 24 VDC with 9 bright LEDs for high visual output and the sounder/beacon combination unit.

Powerline risk sparks innovation

30 May, 2018

Installing billboard signage presents electrical risks, particularly when near overhead powerlines.

WA electrician injured by arc flash

20 April, 2018

An electrician and his assistant have received burn injuries by arc flash in a low-voltage switchboard, according to WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.

$35,000 fine after workers suffer electric shock

06 March, 2018

A mango grower has been fined $35,000 for an incident where two of his pickers suffered an electrical shock.

Cirlock CLK-5 contractors lockout kit

01 March, 2018

Contractor lockout kits have been put together especially for commercial tradespeople and contractors working on various sites.

3M Speedglas Welding Helmet 9002NC

01 September, 2017

The Speedglas Welding Helmet 9002NC has a streamlined profile, with high-performing Speedglas TrueView optics and a head harness made for increased comfort.

Mascot four-way stretch lightweight trousers

27 July, 2017

The Mascot four-way stretch lightweight trousers are made from stretch material that is flexible in all directions.

New on-the-spot fines for safety breaches around powerlines

19 July, 2017

Queensland has introduced two new on-the-spot fines to make sure employers take steps to keep workers safe around powerlines.

Electrical industry alert — wiring split system air conditioners

19 July, 2017

Energy Safe Victoria, an independent technical regulator for electricity, gas and pipeline safety in Victoria, has published an alert relating to wiring split system air conditioners.

Honeywell Howard Leight Sync Wireless protective earmuffs

05 July, 2017

Honeywell's new protective headsets are designed to allow workers to stay connected while continuing to protect hearing on noisy job sites.

Keeping electrical workers safe

05 July, 2017 by Simon Mouat, Vice President Energy, Schneider Electric Australia

Safe Work Australia's latest statistics show that the electricity, gas, water and waste services industries ranked fifth worst on the list of worker deaths by industry of workplace in year-to-date 2017.

Tips to prevent electrical shock

27 June, 2017 by Vania Silvia

Accidental electrocution continues to be a significant cause of occupational death. Personnel need to be provided with adequate safety training courses and managers, particularly those running smaller companies, convinced of the need for safety training. Amongst the highest rates of occupational deaths are engineering, construction, mining, fishing, agriculture and the forestry industries.

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