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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.

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.

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.

Safe power distribution

18 June, 2009 by

Designed to reduce the risk of electric shocks, the 15 A Electresafe power centre is suitable for construction sites and workshops.

Welding voltage reducer

09 June, 2009 by

The WES400AC-DC welding voltage reducer is a low-voltage safety device designed to operate on any constant current welding machine (stick welder) with an open-circuit voltage of 45-100 V, maintaining the output voltage under 12 V until the arc is struck, thereby preventing the operator from receiving an electric shock.

Safety alert on water pipes

28 May, 2009

The recent electrocution of a plumber working on metallic water pipes has prompted WorkCover NSW to issue a revised safety alert to all trades working on metallic water services.

Embeddable presence sensors

18 November, 2008

The Banner Engineering M-GAGE wireless sensor node for vehicle sensing is encapsulated in an IP67-rated enclosure and accompanied by a long-lasting FlexPower battery, which supplies power for both sensing and wireless connectivity for up to 10 years.

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