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2017 Bulletins

Beware of electrical dangers when entering a ceiling space

With holiday season upon us and DIY tasks underway, this is a timely reminder that you must be aware of electrical shock risks if you enter a ceiling space. Contact with damaged or exposed live wiring or equipment can lead to serious injury or death.

Restricted electrical work licence

Restricted electrical work licence holders can only do electrical work within the endorsement, scope of work and National Restricted Electrical Licence units listed on the licence.

Western Australian company fined $65,000 for arc flash incident

FQM Australia Nickel Pty Ltd has been fined $65,000 after a worker was injured in an electrical arc flash at the company’s Ravensthorpe Nickel Operations.

Amendments to the Electrical Safety Act 2002

Licence holders please be aware there have been two important amendments to the Electrical Safety Act 2002 recently.

Wiring Rules update: new requirements for recessed luminaries and pool area installations

The Australian Standard AS/NZS3000 (the Wiring Rules) is being updated and due to be published later this year.

Get involved in Electricity Safety Week 2017

It’s Electricity Safety Week so get involved and make electrical safety a priority today. With events tailored for electrical workers and contractors, it’s a great opportunity to improve safety leadership skills and network with others in your industry.

Wiring Rules update: new requirements for sleeving of conductors and segregation of different services

The Australian Standard AS/NZS3000 (the Wiring Rules) is being updated and due to be published later this year.

Electrical Licensing Committee disciplinary outcomes

Disciplinary action can be taken against electrical licence holders who perform unsafe, negligent or incompetent electrical work. Action incudes licence cancellation or suspension, fines, or orders for faulty work to be corrected.

The Wiring Rules transition arrangements

Standards Australia AS/NZS3000 (the Wiring Rules) is being updated and is expected to be published later this year.

Electrical Licensing Committee disciplinary outcomes

Under the Electrical Safety Act 2002, disciplinary action can be taken against electrical licence holders who perform unsafe, negligent or incompetent electrical work, including licence cancellation or suspension, fines or orders for faulty work to be corrected.

New on the spot fines for safety breaches around powerlines

Prompted by nine serious electrical incidents in the past 12 months, two new electrical safety on the spot fines have been introduced to make sure employers take steps to keep workers safe around powerlines.

The wiring rules are changing

Standards Australia have released a new draft standard for installation of battery energy systems (BESS), DR AS/NZS 5139:2017 Electrical installations—Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment.

Have your say on new standard for installing battery energy storage systems

Standards Australia have released a new draft standard for installation of battery energy systems (BESS), DR AS/NZS 5139:2017 Electrical installations—Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment.

Eaton Quicklag ELQ-TW earth leakage circuit breaker

A range of Eaton Quicklag ELQ-TW earth leakage circuit breakers (RCBOs) have been recalled by the suppliers due to risk of electrical fire.

Last updated
10 January 2018

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