Electrical

Look up and live: machinery around powerlines

30 July, 2021 by Marnie Williams, Commissioner and Chairperson, Energy Safe Victoria | Supplied by: Energy Safe Victoria

After an alarming spike in the number of serious incidents involving machinery hitting powerlines, ESV is pleading with operators to 'Look Up and Live'.


Electrical company fined $10K for unsupervised apprentice

25 June, 2021

An electrical company has been fined after a first-year apprentice with two months' experience was spotted working unsupervised with live equipment.


Man fined $16,000 for unlicensed electrical work

17 June, 2021

A man has been convicted and fined $16,000 for performing unlicensed electrical work between November 2018 and January 2019.


Explosive-proof LED strip lights the way in hazardous areas

07 June, 2021 | Supplied by: Mineglow

Mineglow's strip lights are specially designed for environments where fire or explosion hazards exist due to flammable gases or explosive substances.


Short film generates awareness about electrical safety

06 May, 2021

A young worker severely injured in an electrical accident is sharing his story through a film, to raise awareness of electrical safety issues in the workplace.


Leuze LBK radar safety system

05 May, 2021 | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

The Leuze LBK radar safety system enables 3D area monitoring in harsh environments, generating a switching signal when a person enters a monitored area.


Car stacker elevator electrocution kills worker

12 April, 2021

A 21-year-old man died last month after being electrocuted while working alone in a West Melbourne building site, bringing the Victorian fatality toll to 10 for 2021.


Makinex Mobile Charge Pod

01 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Makinex Construction Products

The Makinex mobile charge pod is designed to help contractors on construction sites safely store power tool batteries, chargers and mobile devices while charging.


Qld ESO issues injunction against unlicensed operator

01 April, 2021

Queensland's Electrical Safety Office has been granted an injunction against a rogue operator accused of performing unlicensed electrical work.


NSW companies charged after worker suffers electric shock

05 March, 2021

Two NSW companies and a company director have been charged with breaching work health and safety legislation, after a worker suffered a serious electric shock.


NT company, director fined over worker electrocution, death

24 February, 2021

A Northern Territory electrical services company and its director have been fined $160,000, following the death of a fourth-year apprentice.


Man fined $30,000 for unlicensed, deficient electrical work

18 February, 2021

A man who conducted electrical work across multiple sites in Queensland without a valid electrical work licence has been fined $30,000.


Cirlock MFL-2 Multi Function Cable Lockout Devices

01 February, 2021 | Supplied by: Cirlock

The MFL-2 Multi Function Cable Lockout Devices from Cirlock are versatile devices which can be used to lock out a number of different energy sources, including valves and steering wheels on vehicles.


Appeal over fine for workplace electric shock dismissed

07 January, 2021

The Brisbane District Court has dismissed an appeal from an outdoor advertising company against an earlier conviction, with the original fine to remain unchanged.


Protect-Air ToolReg In-line Air Regulator

01 December, 2020 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

Factory set to prevent pressure changes, the ToolReg In-line Air Regulator is designed to be fully tamper-proof and ensure that only the required pressure is used for each individual pneumatic tool.


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