Do you need to replace your earth electrode? Do you have one? What is it, and why do I need one?
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 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
I thought that I would share this article with a brief discussion, because it demonstrates some legal obligations that you may be required to abide by. I will only discuss electrical safety in this instance, but you may have other obligations from a building safety/WHS perspective as well. Electrical Safety As a home owner, landlord … Continue reading Electrical Safety
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.