How hazardous area lighting improves underground mine safety

12 May, 2022 | Supplied by: Mineglow

Lighting is one of the most common causes of explosion ignition in high-risk mining environments.

WA network operator fined for inadequate testing procedures

27 April, 2022

Western Power has been fined for not providing adequate testing instructions, which could have prevented voltage rises that damaged electrical appliances at a Lacelin property.

Electrician fined for inadequate supervision

12 April, 2022

A Canning Vale electrician has been fined $5000 for failing to adequately supervise electrical work carried out by an apprentice under his supervision.

Western Power fined $30,000 for electric shock error

11 April, 2022

Western Power has been fined after an electric shock error caused four Kingsley homes to become live with up to 230 volts of electricity, with one man sustaining an electric shock.

Electrical risks in ceiling spaces prompt warning

07 April, 2022

Employers and electrical workers have been advised to implement control measures to control the risks of serious injury or fatality while working in ceiling spaces.

Qld highlights arc flash dangers in new film

30 March, 2022

An new film produced by the Electrical Safety Office has highlighted the serious dangers of electrical arc flashes for electricians.

WA issues safety alert about electrical hazards in roof spaces

29 March, 2022

Residents and tradespeople across WA have been reminded to always switch off the mains power before entering a roof space, following recent tragic deaths and close calls.

Metro Trains fined after worker suffers arc flash injury

17 March, 2022

Metro Trains Melbourne has been fined $100,000 for failing to ensure that the workplace was safe, after a worker suffered an electric shock in 2018.

Electrical firm fined after apprentice suffers near-fatal electric shock

10 March, 2022

An electrical firm has been fined $21,500 after an apprentice received an electric shock that left him unresponsive and without a pulse.

Cirlock CLK-1 contractor lockout kits

03 March, 2022 | Supplied by: Cirlock

The Cirlock CLK-1 contractor lockout kits have been put together especially for commercial tradespeople and contractors working on various sites.

Disciplinary actions taken against Qld electrical licence holders

28 February, 2022

In November and December 2021, Queensland's Electrical Licensing Committee took disciplinary actions against 14 licence holders.

Electrician fined $2000 for hazardous electrical error

21 February, 2022

An electrician has been fined $2000 for failing to follow kilowatt-hour meter replacement guidelines, which led to three people receiving electrical shocks.

Safety alert issued about working near powerlines after fatality

10 February, 2022

Victorians have been reminded to be aware of their surroundings when working near overhead powerlines, following the death of a man in Malvern East.

Power station charged over workplace arc flash death

10 January, 2022

A Yallourn power station has been charged with breaching the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a 2018 incident in which a worker died after being burned by an arc flash.

Bolt tensioning device enhances power worker safety at electricity plants

06 December, 2021 | Supplied by: Technofast Industries Pty Ltd

A bolt tensioning device that protects nuclear power workers by enabling groups of fasteners to be torqued or released immediately has opened doors for Aussie innovators at global electricity plants.

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