Notes for home owners considering trade work A downloadable and printable PDF version of this document is available. In this article I cover: Licensing Trades people and Contractors – what is the difference? Insurance Receipts Australian Standards Electrical Licensing Australian Standards Compliance Certificates Licensing Most trades people are required to have a contractors license that … Continue reading Legal Requirements of Trades People
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.
I was challenged by a friend this morning, who didn't agree with the main point of my argument presented in: "cheaper is ok right" The reason he challenged me was that, in his mind the amount of money that someone is paid, doesn't determine whether the job is a good job, or a bad job. He … Continue reading Cheaper or just more risky – part 2
I had an interesting discussion with someone yesterday who asked me about my work. When indicated that I was an electrician, the first thing I got asked was "what is your hourly rate". There is now a part 2 to this article. It can be found at Cheaper or just more risky – part 2 … Continue reading Cheaper is OK… right?
The injury to my arm is healing, but slower than expected... updated - 2018, Sept 30 see: Delayed by injury for more information. Progress is slow with my arm folks - sorry. While there have been a few improvements, it is taking much longer than any of us would have thought. It was a very … Continue reading Injury update
I seem to write about this a lot, another electrician who has done bad work. Here is a photograph of an appliance for you that says volumes about the general quality of work these days. I couldn't believe this when I saw it. An electrician appears to have tested this appliance and passed it as … Continue reading Bad appliance testing
Many people get ripped off by tradespeople, because they don't know their rights, or the legal responsibilities of their employed tradespeople. Don't be the next victim.
Date: 5th June 2018 An apology to all of our clients, both new and existing. Greg has badly injured a tendon in his arm which will require an extended period of leave from work. While it will repair, it will take a longer time than originally believed. We will update you as more information is … Continue reading Delayed by injury