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- 08/26/13--17:06: _Your Electrical Swi...
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- 12/31/13--15:01: _What does a Testing...
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- 04/15/14--15:51: _Surge Power Board P...
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- 01/04/16--14:21: _Buyers Guide to Sur...
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- 08/26/13--17:06: Your Electrical Switchboard the First line of Defence in Safety
- 10/03/13--03:47: Take Care of your Workplace Appliances and Cords
- 12/31/13--15:01: What does a Testing and Tagging Technician Actually do?
- 02/06/14--14:02: Why does my Safety Switch keep tripping?
- 04/15/14--15:51: Surge Power Board Protection 101
- 07/13/14--22:18: Electrical Risk Assessment in test & tag
- 08/13/15--15:46: Electrical Risk in the Workplace
- 09/16/15--19:40: Home Fire Safety Electrical
- 01/04/16--14:21: Buyers Guide to Surge Protected Power Boards
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS) Buying Tips Summers here! … and Summer In Australia means Power Shortages and often leading to Blackouts (no power) or brownouts (low power ie low voltage and current) sometimes these are planned by the Electricity Suppliers to share the extra load during Hot Days… sometimes they occur unplanned because of overloaded […]