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Winner announced—Best solution to an identified electrical safety issue

Congratulations to Mark Smith, SET Maritime & Electrical, who won the electrical category of the Safe Work and Return to Work Awards, announced on 21 October.

While surveying hundreds of vessels and backed by extensive research and reading standards and legislation, Mark discovered shore connections that were not compliant with Australian Standards. Non-compliant shore connections are a serious electrical hazard with a risk of electrocution.

Concerned that boat owners were unknowingly non-compliant and at risk of serious injury, Mark designed a compact ‘plug and play’ shore connection system called ESHORE.

The design process took over three years of extensive research and development of circuit arrangements and prototypes prior to the actual manufacturing of the device.

ESHORE officially launched to the Australian market in May 2022. It is the only product on the market that has a momentary polarity test, and this unique patented design makes it the safest shore connection available.

Read more about ESHORE.

Mark Smith, SET Maritime & Electrical

Mark Smith, SET Maritime & Electrical

Congratulations to our other electrical safety finalists: