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.

NEC H2640 thermal imaging radiometric camera

22 March, 2010 | Supplied by: Infratherm Pty Ltd

NEC has released the H2640 thermal imaging radiometric camera with a temperature resolution of 0.03°. The uncooled 640 x 480 focal plane array detector delivers 0.6 mrad instantaneous field of view with the standard 22° (H) x 16° (V) lens.

CrispTech Mack Electrical MRR series RCBOs

18 March, 2010 | Supplied by: CrispTech Pty Ltd

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.

HPM Extra Safe power points with rotating safety covers

18 March, 2010 | Supplied by: Legrand Australia P/L

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

NHP Emergency Lighting Test Unit

18 March, 2010 | Supplied by: NHP Electrical Engineering Products Pty Ltd

The Emergency Lighting Test Unit has been redesigned to make testing emergency and exit lighting more time-efficient. Building codes require that emergency and exit lighting be inspected and tested every six months.

PD Devices MDSP3 surge protector

18 March, 2010 | Supplied by: Westek Electronics Pty Ltd

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.

Legrand Lipso decorative lighting

18 March, 2010 | Supplied by: Legrand Australia P/L

The Lipso range of decorative lighting has the advantage of being able to provide clear direction in power outage situations.

Huski Blaze and Flame garments

16 March, 2010 | Supplied by: Palazzi (Trading) Pty Ltd

The Huski Blaze jacket and Flame pants are arc-rated, flame-retardant and anti-static garments suitable for personnel working indoors/outdoors in the electrical, oil and gas industries.

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.

Quadtech Guardian 6100 Plus safety analyser

03 February, 2010 | Supplied by: Power Parameters Pty Ltd

The Quadtech Guardian 6100 Plus safety analyser is suitable for electrical products safety and compliance testing to the requirements of UL, CSA, IEC/EN, TUV and other specifications.

FLIR GF309 infrared camera

14 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Teledyne FLIR

The GF309 infrared camera has been specifically developed for high-temperature industrial furnace applications and is claimed to ‘see through flames’ in all types of gas-fired furnaces, chemical heaters and coal-fired boilers.

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 | Supplied by: Turck Australia Pty Ltd

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

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