28 01, 2018

Importance of following correct test procedures prior to electrification of assets

2018-01-28T21:29:13+00:00

Ausgrid have issued a ASP Safety alert 3rd January 2018 https://www.ausgrid.com.au/-/media/Files/Industry/ASP/SafetyAlerts/SA02_18-Importance-of-following-correct-test-procedures.pdf  Key Messages Where installing or altering contestable connection assets within Ausgrid’s network area, ASP’s must ensure that those assets have been correctly tested in accordance to network standard requirements prior to electrification Background Whilst performing pre-commissioning testing on a new low voltage (LV) network [...]

Importance of following correct test procedures prior to electrification of assets 2018-01-28T21:29:13+00:00
25 01, 2018

NSW Mine dangerous incident

2018-01-25T02:59:19+00:00

Dangerous incident | SInNot 2018/00064 Summary: A maintenance contractor was fault finding on a mobile crusher while it was running. The crusher was empty at the time and a jaw plate had become loose. The plate was thrown about 15 m into the air. It then hit the control panel hatch that the contractor was [...]

NSW Mine dangerous incident 2018-01-25T02:59:19+00:00
24 01, 2018

WORKERS URGED TO STAY SAFE IN THE HEAT

2018-01-24T00:21:55+00:00

Temperatures are expected to soar this week in many parts of the state.  Fatigue and heat stress are major causes of injury in hot conditions Heat can reduce a worker's performance and productivity, plus increase the chance of injury by reducing the ability to concentrate, recognise risks and communicate effectively. Heat related claims are at a [...]

WORKERS URGED TO STAY SAFE IN THE HEAT 2018-01-24T00:21:55+00:00
15 01, 2018

Worker received an electric shock from computer power cord

2018-01-15T02:24:08+00:00

Background Recently a worker received an electric shock while unplugging a computer to move it to another work station. The worker touched the live pins of the plug top as they removed the cord from the power socket on a power board. Although the worker was not seriously injured, the potential for serious injury is [...]

Worker received an electric shock from computer power cord 2018-01-15T02:24:08+00:00
15 01, 2018

Electrical hazards when working in ceiling spaces

2018-01-24T00:26:05+00:00

http://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/news/safety-alert/electrical-hazards-when-working-in-ceiling-spaces Safety Alert | 11/12/2017 This alert reminds both electrical and non-electrical workers of the risks of electric shock when entering ceiling spaces of properties. Electric shock arising from contact with damaged or exposed energised (live) wiring or equipment could lead to serious injury or death. BACKGROUND Recently, a licenced electrician died when undertaking electrical [...]

Electrical hazards when working in ceiling spaces 2018-01-24T00:26:05+00:00
15 01, 2018

Ceiling spaces! Stay safer up there, switch off down here.

2018-01-15T00:03:22+00:00

Stay safer up there, switch off down here. There are serious electrical safety risks in ceiling spaces. Whether you are a homeowner or a tradie, there is one simple thing you can do to make it safer before you go up into the ceiling space – turn off all the main power switches at the [...]

Ceiling spaces! Stay safer up there, switch off down here. 2018-01-15T00:03:22+00:00
14 01, 2018

Apprentice electrician receives serious injuries

2018-01-14T23:57:41+00:00

Apprentice electrician receives serious injuries Another serious incident involving an apprentice electrician occurred late last year. A third-year electrical apprentice received serious injuries while working on a live switchboard. The apprentice was replacing a single phase circuit breaker with a new Residual Current Circuit Breaker with Over Current Protection (RCBO) to a live distribution switchboard. [...]

Apprentice electrician receives serious injuries 2018-01-14T23:57:41+00:00
14 01, 2018

New on the spot fines for powerline safety breaches

2018-01-14T23:35:09+00:00

From https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au Tree lopping and other agriculture businesses should be aware that two new electrical safety on the spot fines are now in effect for work around powerlines. Contact with powerlines can cause death or serious injury through electric shock, explosion and fire. Plant and equipment can also be damaged. Even going too close to powerlines [...]

New on the spot fines for powerline safety breaches 2018-01-14T23:35:09+00:00
14 01, 2018

Warning to Queensland Electricians who perform incompetent electrical work

2018-01-14T23:28:55+00:00

Queensland Electrical Licensing Committee disciplinary outcomes Disciplinary action can be taken against electrical licence holders who perform unsafe, negligent or incompetent electrical work. This includes licence cancellation or suspension, fines, or orders for faulty work to be corrected. The Electrical Licensing Committee held disciplinary hearings in late 2017 reviewing incidents involving 14 licence holders. Significant [...]

Warning to Queensland Electricians who perform incompetent electrical work 2018-01-14T23:28:55+00:00
14 01, 2018

Weekly incident summary from NSW Resources, Mine safety:

2018-01-14T23:24:32+00:00

Serious injury | SInNot 2017/02097 Summary: An electrician was driving a ute (light vehicle) around a right-hand bend when he lost control. The ute spun around and rolled onto the driver's side. The driver was not injured. He was drug and alcohol tested and checked for dehydration. All results were negative. Recommendations to industry: Mine [...]

Weekly incident summary from NSW Resources, Mine safety: 2018-01-14T23:24:32+00:00