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Mining company fined for arc flash incident

Reported by Haydee | 05 Oct, 2017

A mining company has been fined $65,000 in the Perth Magistrates Court following an incident in which a worker was injured in an electrical arc flash at the company’s Ravensthorpe nickel operations.

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Electricity Safety Week events in Queensland

Reported by Haydee | 06 Sep, 2017

Queensland’s Electrical Safety Office is urging everyone to get involved in this year’s Electricity Safety Week and make electrical safety a priority.

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One safety switch may not be enough

Reported by Haydee | 11 Apr, 2017

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has recently launched a safety campaign aimed at protecting Queenslanders against electric shock in their homes.

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Electrical cables recalled

Reported by Haydee | 02 Sep, 2014

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced the recall of Infinity and Olsent-branded cable after the brands failed electrical safety standards due to low quality plastic insulation coating.

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Free safety workshop for small electrical companies

Reported by Haydee | 31 Jul, 2014

Small electrical companies and sole traders can take advantage of a new health and safety program offered by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) and Masters Electricians Australia (MEA) wherein free workshops will be offered for free.

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Electrical safety in ceiling spaces campaign launched

Reported by Haydee | 19 May, 2014

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie, launched a new roof safety campaign which aims to warn workers about electrical safety risks when working in ceiling spaces.  Caboolture News reported that Mr Bleijie stood beside the father of Matthew Fuller, the first worker killed while installing insulation in 2009, to announce the program. The campaign …

WorkCover: Ensure safety in working around electricity and powerlines

Reported by Haydee | 21 Jan, 2014

Photo: SafetyCulture Library WorkCover NSW reminded workers to observe safety when working with electricity and powerlines after a recent analysis revealed that there had been two electrocutions and 14 electric shocks in a recent 12-month period. The WorkCover analysis covers data from August 2012 to August 2013. “In one instance, a worker was installing air-conditioning …

MEA: WA Government should act on illegal electrical work to ensure safety

Reported by Haydee | 20 May, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Australia Master Electricians Australia has called on The Western Australian Government to take illegal electrical work seriously, and to direct more inspection resources to discourage unsafe do-it-yourself electrical works in homes. MEA urges the Government to do the following actions: Conduct major media campaign by highlighting electrical safety and the dangers of unlicensed …

Call to make safety switches mandatory among Victorian homes

Reported by Haydee | 13 May, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library Master Electricians Australia has called on the Victorian Government to order the immediate legislation of safety switches as mandatory in all Victorian homes to avoid accidents. MEA Australia VIC state manager Carl Rankin said now is the best time for Victoria to act against electrical fatalities and injuries. “We’ve seen a shocking …

NECA warns against unsupervised electrical work of apprentices

Reported by Haydee | 25 Feb, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) issues a warning today reminding everyone that electrical apprentices should never undertake live electrical work nor work without suitable supervision. The warning was issued following two incidents in the ACT where apprentices suffered electrical shocks while working unsupervised on metal ladders. NECA is involved in …

Changes to Electrical Safety Act will put more people at risk, says union

Reported by Haydee | 18 Sep, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie has recently introduced a bill to state parliament to amend the Electrical Safety Act 2002. A report from AAP says the government will abolish the electrical safety commissioner, safety education committee and the equipment committee. An elected chairman will replace the commissioner and advisory committees will replace permanent committees …