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  • 02/06/12--03:07: ELECTRICAL FIRE SAFETY
  • Much is made of Personal Electrical Safety, yes it is of prime importance, however often Personal Safety takes precedence over concerns of fire safety and it gets left out of the Risk Assessment. As a result, little consideration is taken to reduce fire hazards in particular fire hazards concerning power boards and extension Leads. Over [...]

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  • 03/08/12--03:48: Why use an Electrician?
  • You may think that a little knowledge of Electrical theory or perhaps doing some experimental wiring around your house makes you an Experienced and Knowledgeable technician. Well not so!: Being a licensed Electrician requires a great knowledge of wiring distribution systems and wired devices that can only be taught in a safe environment with qualified [...]

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    One method of  reducing Electrical hazards is to use a practical approach which in turn engenders a culture of  electrical safety in your Workplace. One such approach is called the S A f e r approach See it (hazard identification) Record the Hazard , its location and briefly/accurately describe the reasons why it is a hazard ! [...]

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  • 05/23/12--04:08: WINTER ELECTRICAL SAFETY
  • WINTER IS NEARLY HERE! Time to pull on the Uggies and put those warm Trackie Dacks on (Tracksuit/Sweat suit) and get out you favorite electrical heating appliance… aah Cosy, Warm …and Safe !?! (well you’d hope) Statistics show that sales of electrical appliances increase during May. The first winter like chill and we are down at [...]

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    How do surge protected power boards work ? At first glance a surge protected power board operates like any other Power Board. It shows its ability at that moment when too much voltage gets passed along the transmission line , the surge protected board lets only a ‘safe’ amount through to the connected equipment. The [...]

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    Competency requirements for those carrying out inspection and testing of electrical equipment Inspection and testing of electrical equipment must be carried out by a person who has acquired, through training, qualification or experience, the knowledge and skills to carry out the task (i.e. be a ‘competent person’). Inspection and testing of electrical equipment must be [...]

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    Safety Switch 101 The best single safety investment you can make for your Workplace or dwelling is to buy a Safety Switch. Installing a Safety switch is the most effective method of preventing injury or death caused by electric shock. A safety switch works by detecting tiny differences in current through electrical wiring, and it [...]

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    Electrical Safety Switch Tripping possibilities Electrical Safety Switches  are RCDs ( Residual Current Devices)  that remove the supply to an electrical circuit when the circuit under protection has detected a leakage to earth. The RCD/Safety Switch responds in mere mili -seconds; avoiding an unsafe condition and thereby potentially preventing electrocution or Fire hazard. Possible Causes Of [...]

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    Power board safety advice The practice of overloading power boards with many appliances (particularly large current devices,heaters, urns, portable air conditioners)  and adding other power boards or adapters  to increase capacity are undoubtedly the  major cause of fire at the Home and in the Work Place. DON’T: Plug in high power devices into power boards, ie Fan heaters, It is [...]

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  • 02/02/13--02:37: Working Near Power Lines
  • Working near Power lines here in South Australia Performing work in close proximity to overhead power-lines or underground power cables can be a hazardous operation. Fatalities and injuries occur every year as a result of unsafe work practices when working near overhead power-lines. All machinery operators and other workers conducting work near overhead power-lines should [...]

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    WINTER IS NEARLY HERE! Time to pull on the Uggies and put those warm Trackie Dacks on (Tracksuit/Sweat suit) and get out you favorite electrical heating appliance… aah Cosy, Warm …and Safe !?! (well you’d hope) Statistics show that sales of electrical appliances increase during May. The first winter like chill and we are down at [...]

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    Workplace Power Tool Safety Tips Introduction: Power Tools are time saving convenient devices that assist us in building and maintaining our World. However it also contributes to large amount of injuries recorded in Australia every year. Many of these injuries are often easily avoidable and attributed to carelessness, a lack of proper tool maintenance or […]

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    Fuses,Circuit Breakers and Safety Switches These devices are found in your Switch board understanding these devices and how to use and maintain them will help  your management and understanding of Electrical Safety in the Workplace. Primary Overload response devices (Fuses & Circuit Breakers) Fuses and circuit breakers are built to fail in conditions of excess […]

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    PULL THE PLUG… NOT THE LEAD! Pulling the plug out of the socket by the lead will eventually expose the single wires which weakens its insulation and therefore increases electrocution risk. The Image below shows what happens to plugs pulled out by the leads KEEP POWER LEADS AWAY FROM HEAT AND WATER. Heat or water […]

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    Many of our clients organise regular test and tagging services simply because it is easier and safer. A regular program of testing and tagging comprises of: (standard 10/15Amp 3 wire cabled appliance) A visual check to ensure the integrity of the Electrical cord and Appliance construction The Technician looks for Cuts and breaks in appliance […]

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    Electrical Safety Switch Tripping possibilities Electrical Safety Switches  are RCDs ( Residual Current Devices)  that remove the supply to an electrical circuit when the circuit under protection has detected a leakage to earth. The RCD/Safety Switch responds in mere mili -seconds; avoiding an unsafe condition and thereby potentially preventing electrocution or Fire hazard. Possible Causes Of […]

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    We have such a large number of gadgets today and they nearly all have sensitive electronic components particularly for our entertainment and computing equipment. We are told that we need to protect that equipment for Electrical surges from our mains power supply. The easiest and most convenient way is to buy a Surge Protected Power […]

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    Electrical Risk Assessment is a necessary step prior to determining a Test & Tag interval of testing After the work area has been determined as either electrically non-hostile or hostile, a regular inspection schedule can be developed. It is recommended that regular workplace safety inspections are synchronised with the checking periods which are required for […]

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    Electrocution incidents can be fatal, since the year 2000 25-30 people die from Electrocution in Australia (http://www.erac.gov.au/ ) 90 percent of these deaths involve non Electrical workers! Many more are seriously injured while non-fatal shocks can result in serious and permanent burn injuries to skin, internal tissues and damage to the heart depending on the […]

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  • 09/16/15--19:40: Home Fire Safety Electrical
  • In Australia hundreds of fires are caused by potential electrical hazards found in the home apart from fitting a smoke alarm would it not be best that you can reduce these hazards in the first place! Replace or repair damaged or loose electrical cords. Avoid running extension cords across doorways or under carpets. In homes […]

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