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Accredited electrical auditors

There are three types of accredited electrical auditors:

Only an accredited auditor is authorised to perform these inspections.

Power supply cannot be connected until an inspection has been carried out and the work deemed safe.

Accredited auditors are issued with a signed photo identity card. You should ask to see this before an inspection begins.

'Like for like' electrical equipment replacement in hazardous or high voltage areas

In some circumstances an accredited auditor may not need to conduct an inspection of electrical equipment that has been replaced in high voltage installations or installations within hazardous areas before it is reconnected.

Learn more about 'like for like' electrical equipment replacement in hazardous or high voltage areas.

Flammable refrigerants

Refrigerants used in refrigeration and air conditioning systems in Australia have usually been non-flammable, non-toxic, synthetic greenhouse gases (SGGs) with a high global warming potential (GWP). These include chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Due to the concern over the impact of SGGs in the atmosphere, the use of alternative refrigerants with low GWP is increasing. These include natural alternatives to HFCs such as ammonia, carbon dioxide and hydrocarbons. As there are a range of hazards associated with refrigerant gases, they are classified as hazardous chemicals and regulated under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.

Read more about flammable refrigerants.

Last updated
29 June 2015

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