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.

Low-profile LED light bars

23 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Brown & Watson International

Optimax LED light bars are low-profile emergency light bars that are available in 12 and 24 V versions and in a number of widths including 0.8, 1.2 or 1.4 m.

Hazardous area power hub

18 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

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.

Leak detector flashlight

07 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Fluke Australia Pty Ltd

The RLD2 UV leak detector flashlight is designed for use by HVAC technicians, plant maintenance technicians and automotive technicians to instantly uncover refrigerant leaks.

Electrical plug lock box

07 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Cirlock

The PLD-13 Plug Lockout Box is a device to lock out 240 V and similarly sized electrical plugs as well as air hose couplings of various sizes.

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 | Supplied by: Legrand Australia P/L

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

Electrical lockout solution

09 June, 2009 | Supplied by: Mayo Hardware Australia

The Master Lock S430 is a multi-person shackle lockout hasp for use in electrical lockout/tagout applications.

Tags for extreme environments

09 June, 2009 | Supplied by: Mayo Hardware Australia

Made from rugged industrial-grade polypropylene, the Master Lock Guardian Extreme tags are designed to withstand harsh conditions including dust, dirt, high humidity, UV radiation, harsh chemicals, washdowns and extreme temperatures as found in situations such as food processing, mining, refineries, chemical plants and paper mills.

Welding voltage reducer

09 June, 2009 | Supplied by: Wesgard International Pty Ltd

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.

AlphaPAT portable appliance tester

09 June, 2009 | Supplied by: Metrotest

AlphaPAT is a portable appliance tester that tests leakage in single- and three-phase electrical appliances to verify their electrical safety.

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.

Electromagnetic radiation meter

01 January, 2009 | Supplied by: Air Met Scientific Pty Ltd

The SRM 3000Narda Alert XT is a selective radiation meter designed especially for evaluating safety considerations involving electromagnetic fields.

Contractor safety course

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Intertek SAI Global

The contractor safety management course is designed for business owners, construction safety project managers, human resource managers and purchasing managers involved in the selection and management of contractors in the workplace.

Nonmetallic contact voltage meter

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Power Parameters Pty Ltd

The Hioki Safety HiTester 3258 provides electricians with a safe and convenient means to measure voltages in circuit breaker compartments and other control cabinets.

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