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DEHN + SOHNE DEHNguard M YPV SCI 600, M YPV SCI 1200 surge arresters

28 September, 2010 by

The DEHNguard M YPV SCI 600 and M YPV SCI 1200 are UL approved surge protection devices, designed to offer safety and protection for photovoltaic (PV) installations.

Company pleads guilty to fatal insulation installation safety breach

15 September, 2010

A Rockhampton company pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton Industrial Magistrates Court over the death of a teenage insulation installer in the ceiling of a home in 2009.

Efficient and safe access to electricity networks

16 July, 2010

The NSW Government announced changes to cut red tape for service providers to provide electrical services to industry, without compromising stringent safety criteria.

Charges laid over electrocution of insulation installer

10 May, 2010

Charges have been laid against a Queensland insulation installation company and its management personnel over an electrocution death that occurred late last year.

HPM Extra Safe power points with rotating safety covers

18 March, 2010 by

Rotating, spring-loaded safety covers feature on HPM Extra Safe power points and remain firmly closed when not in use.

PD Devices MDSP3 surge protector

18 March, 2010 by

The PD Devices MDSP3 series surge protector devices provide protection against incoming high-voltage spikes and slower rise time disturbances for three-phase 415 V circuits. They are designed for use on incomers at main switchboard level and can be combined with PD devices suitable for lower transient capacity at sub-distribution board level.

CrispTech Mack Electrical MRR series RCBOs

18 March, 2010 by

The Mack Electrical MRR series of residual current circuit breakers with overcurrent protection (RCBOs) has been expanded with two type ‘A’ units, each with the same frame size as a standard MCB.

WA goldfields safety inspections reveal disappointing results

03 March, 2010

A return visit to the Goldfields by WorkSafe WA construction inspectors has revealed a disappointing performance in workplace safety and health.

Beware of the electrical dangers when installing insulation

02 March, 2010 by Paul Stathis

In recent months, an alarming number of workers have been electrocuted while installing thermal insulation into homes. Given the growing need for more insulation installers required to satisfy the sharp increase in demand, driven by the federal government’s incentive to make homes more energy efficient, there will be a high percentage of workers who are new to this field, who may not be aware of the serious occupational hazards they face.

New handbook on using earthmoving equipment near overhead power lines

24 February, 2010

Worksafe Victoria has released a new guide to assist earthmoving companies practise safety when working near overhead powerlines.

Ceiling insulation installer fatality

26 November, 2009

A second electrocution death of an insulation installer in Queensland in the last two  months has prompted a series of audits to ensure compliance with the requirements of both OHS and electrical safety legislation.

Turck MZB series Zener diode barriers for hazardous areas

13 November, 2009

The MZB series Zener diode barriers are designed to limit excess energy before it reaches a hazardous area.

Contractor fined over drilling work near power lines

12 November, 2009

A WA drilling contractor was fined $40,000 over an incident in which he received an electric shock and another man sustained serious burns when a drilling rig mast came into contact with high-voltage power lines.

Hazardous area power hub

18 September, 2009 by

The latest version of the High-Density Power Hub has increased the available power supply current from 360 to 500 mA for up to four fieldbus segments.

Company fined over contact with powerlines

28 July, 2009

An underground-installation company was fined $5000 in WA after an excavator boom came into contact with overhead powerlines.

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