2 04, 2019

What you need to know about asbestos in Australia

2019-04-02T07:05:58+00:00

As asbestos poses significant health risks to those who come into contact with it, it is a highly-regulated substance in Australia. From the laws surrounding it to how to safely manage it, here’s what you need to know about asbestos in Australia. What is asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally-occurring fibre that is soft and flexible, [...]

What you need to know about asbestos in Australia 2019-04-02T07:05:58+00:00
2 04, 2019

Most common causes of slips, trips and falls in the workplace

2019-04-02T06:56:13+00:00

As employers have a duty of care to provide a safe workplace for their staff, it’s important to understand what dangers your workplace poses. If you’re working in construction or trade services, that means looking out for any hazards that could cause slips, trips and falls. Here are some of the most common causes of [...]

Most common causes of slips, trips and falls in the workplace 2019-04-02T06:56:13+00:00
18 02, 2019

Working On or Near Exposed Energised Conductors Policy

2019-02-18T22:26:18+00:00

Background Workplace Health & Safety is a fundamental tenet of the electrical contracting industry. Safety in the workplace is a priority for NECA, given the nature of the work carried out by electrical industry employees whilst working on the construction, maintenance or repair of homes and buildings. The potential workplace dangers for workers within the [...]

Working On or Near Exposed Energised Conductors Policy 2019-02-18T22:26:18+00:00
18 02, 2019

Arc Flash Protection

2019-02-18T22:23:19+00:00

Introduction When working, testing or fault finding on energised electrical equipment, a fault current of up to 20 times the rated current of the supply transformer can flow for short duration during fault conditions. Arcs can have the energy to cause an explosion and/or melt metallic switchboard cubicles and equipment. Arcs may cause severe burns [...]

Arc Flash Protection 2019-02-18T22:23:19+00:00
18 01, 2019

The Dangers of Falling Tools

2019-01-18T02:43:33+00:00

Between 2012 and 2016, there was a total of 122 fatalities caused by falling objects.   Objects dropped from height have the ability to quickly generate impact force. Not only can the initial impact of a dropped object cause harm by penetrating the body, it can also ricochet and turn into a projectile, creating a [...]

The Dangers of Falling Tools 2019-01-18T02:43:33+00:00
24 09, 2018

EcoTek™ Biodegradability Technology

2018-09-24T03:51:29+00:00

EcoTek™ is an important technology SW has developed in support of global sustainability initiatives. The new technology dramatically accelerates biodegradability of our nitrile gloves ultimately in landfills.   Gloves are the Same, Only Better: SW nitrile gloves updated with EcoTek Biodegradability Technology deliver the same performance and comfort as the non-EcoTek gloves, but are rapidly [...]

EcoTek™ Biodegradability Technology 2018-09-24T03:51:29+00:00
6 09, 2018

The importance of specialist hand protection in custodial and janitorial applications

2018-09-06T06:54:57+00:00

Cleaning professionals, including custodial staff and janitors working in residential, commercial and industrial environments, are at constant risk of injury and illness because of routine exposure to dangerous chemical substances. Employers are obliged to ensure a safe workplace that minimises present risks, so safety policy should: stipulate the use of less hazardous chemical solutions (where [...]

The importance of specialist hand protection in custodial and janitorial applications 2018-09-06T06:54:57+00:00
14 08, 2018

Why is NECA involved with ARC rated clothing?

2018-08-14T02:45:43+00:00

One of our member’s employees Patrick was injured on 4th October 2012 when he accidentally created a short circuit which propagated into an Arc Flash and suffered burns to 95% of his body, after a clothing fire. He died on 6th January 2013 as a result of complications of burns. He had a wife and [...]

Why is NECA involved with ARC rated clothing? 2018-08-14T02:45:43+00:00
10 08, 2018

Five things all employers should know about Australian Height Safety Laws

2018-08-10T02:23:40+00:00

Working at height is one of the leading causes of fatalities and major injuries in the workplace. ‘Working at height’ means working in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury. In Australia, falls account for about 11% of deaths in the [...]

Five things all employers should know about Australian Height Safety Laws 2018-08-10T02:23:40+00:00
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