What’s wrong here?

Hmmm... If you have been following this blog for a while, you will realise that I am continually harping on about compliance and compliance certificates. The following picture clearly shows why. On the other side of the black panel are all of the circuit protection. Circuit breakers, fuses and main switches. The person who installed … Continue reading What’s wrong here?

Dangerous switchboard

I viewed a unit in Eastwood (in northern Sydney) today to provide advice on an electrical situation; during my inspection I found a switchboard that had recently had a fire. The switchboard had been badly repaired, and the repair work was non-compliant and dangerous. This exposed the tenant to serious safety hazards. I was significantly concerned by what I saw, so much so that I consulted the senior inspectors at Ausgrid for advice.

Death by electrocution

In WA a young 11 year old girl sits on deaths door due to an avoidable electrical hazard.

Why has this happened, and what should you do to protect yourself and your family.

Why can’t customers help?

While carrying out a quote for a customer recently, they indicated that they wanted to do some of the work themselves so that they could reduce their installation cost. For instance, they suggested that they could run cables and cut holes for light fittings. My short answer was no! While the answer wasn't what they … Continue reading Why can’t customers help?