Electrical distribution

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.

Schneider Electric announces master-level EcoXpert partners

08 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric has elevated a group of EcoXpert partners to master level, acknowledging a committment to innovation.

Standards Australia seeks feedback on wiring rules

24 February, 2021

Standards Australia is currently seeking feedback from those who interact with AS/NZS 3000, also known as the wiring rules.

Union vocal about WA power plan

17 February, 2021

A plan to shut two WA power stations could put supply at risk and throw thousands of workers on the scrap heap, according to the energy and mining union.

SATEC eXpertPRO DIN power quality analyser

08 February, 2021 | Supplied by: SATEC (Australia) Pty Ltd

SATEC introduces the next generation of power quality metering analysers within a "5 DIN Width" DIN Rail compact profile.

Caution on insulation testing

03 February, 2021 | Supplied by: Megger Limited

Modern insulation testers are designed to ensure a non-lethal output, but no-one should be tempted to verify this statement by 'testing' either themselves or someone else.

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.

Review of smart meters announced

04 December, 2020

The Australian Energy Market Commission has announced it will review the rules governing electricity meters.

Wiha XXL III heavy-duty electrician's tool case

01 December, 2020 | Supplied by: Premium Tools

The XXL III electric tool case from Wiha features large, specially designed wheels that allow it to easily roll over steps or rough terrain.

R STAHL SolConeX plugs and sockets

24 November, 2020 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

The SolConeX by R.Stahl is the latest in a series of explosion-protected plugs and sockets, available from Control Logic.

Safe Connect switchboard hot spot detection

11 November, 2020 | Supplied by: Safe Connect Australia-New Zealand

Safe Connect has released colour change clips that display and remain bright pink the moment any cable or connection becomes hot.

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.

The lockdown effect: energy consumption shift revealed

09 October, 2020

Energy Networks Australia has been mapping the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on energy consumption. 

Warning issued over damaged switchboard wiring

01 October, 2020

The Queensland Electrical Safety Office has conducted an investigation into several incidents where switchboard wiring had been damaged.

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.

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