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Do You Know the Most Recent Electrical Safety Testing Regulations?

Sunday, 21 August 2016 10:17:52 pm Australia/Sydney

New workplace laws are in place covering the testing and tagging of electrical equipment, with most states implementing the changes this year. In an article by Safety Solutions, Sarah Allen of Appliance Tagging Servicesexplained the revised requirements.

The new WHS legislation makes clear that all electrical equipment used in hostile environments must be inspected and tagged regularly by a person competent to carry out the work.

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Testing and tagging is essential for ensuring the electrical appliances used in daily life are safe, wrote Acuara’s Louis Biller.

Why do you need to test and tag?

Regular testing will identify emerging risks caused by wear and tear and help prevent electrocution or fires. A lone faulty wire is capable of burning down an entire building and taking lives if left unattended. Have your electrical devices tested by a competent person, such as someone who has done a short course, or a qualified electrician.

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Got Electrical Problems? Follow this Plan

Friday, 1 April 2016 3:04:20 pm Australia/Sydney

If you’re trying to get to the bottom of an electrical problem you need a clear plan. Luckily, Ask The Electrician already have one laid out.

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4 Tips to Testing and Tagging Electrical Equipment at Work

Monday, 1 February 2016 3:08:45 pm Australia/Sydney

Workplaces are full of electrical equipment, switches, cords and plugs that can present a potential hazard to employees. The Brisbane Electricians Network provided 4 tips on reducing the chance of death or injury from badly maintained electrical equipment.

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Keep Your Workplace Safe with Electrical Testing and Tagging – Here’s How

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 3:10:41 pm Australia/Sydney

Work Safe officials visit a Victorian workplace every 12 minutes and stiff penalties apply to businesses that breach electrical safety laws, explained Labor Fest Detroit’s Joseph Scott.

Workplaces are required to provide a safe environment where all possible steps to prevent electrocution have been taken.

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What to Do When a Safety Switch Trips in 13 Steps

Saturday, 1 August 2015 3:12:35 pm Australia/Sydney

When a safety switch trips, follow these 13 key steps to identify the cause.

1. Try to turn the switch on.

2. If it remains on, the fault was likely temporary and no further work can be done at this stage.

3. Try to remember what device was being used when the switch was tripped.

4. If the Residual Current Device (RCD) switches off again, move to step 5.

5. Switch on the RCD.

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Under NSW law, certain electrical equipment needs to be regularly inspected and tested by a qualified person. The NSW Government’s WorkCover site went over some of the requirements in the workplace.

For a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), it is their responsibility to have workplace electrical equipment regularly inspected and tested by a qualified person. If this is not carried out, electrical faults could occur, leading to fires or electrocution.

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What’s the Difference Between an Electrical Contractor and an Electrician?

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 3:14:00 pm Australia/Sydney

Electrical contractors specialise in the design, installation and repair of electrical systems, according to Backwoods Builders. While the term is often used interchangeably with electrician, they are not exactly the same.

An electrical contractor operates an electrical business, either solely as an electrician or while employing electricians. Electricians are qualified to carry out electrical work.

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You’re responsible for ensuring the safety of people in your workplace or home – make sure you understand test and tag compliance guidelines

The first thing you should know about test and tag is that it’s mandated by the law. And as with anything related to legal requirements in the workplace, there’s going to be a mess of red tape and legalese to cut through before you get started. Take a deep breath before you dive into the next paragraph, because it’s heavy going from here on out.

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Home Electrical Safety

Thursday, 1 January 2015 3:20:00 pm Australia/Sydney

Electricity is an invaluable part of everyday living, but it can lead to dangerous outcomes in the absence of careful handling and care. These home electrical safety tips will assist with safety whether the electricity is being used for kitchen appliances or garden equipment.

Avoiding wet contact

Water and other liquids conduct electricity, so handling electrical appliances and cords with wet hands can result in electrical shock. Always check for damaged or exposed wires and never handle appliances with wet hands. Keep appliances and cords well away from water and other liquids. Repair cords or discard damaged cords to minimise the risk of water contact.

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