Christmas Light Safety – Time for Some Regulation? I’ve begun strolling around the neighbourhood looking at Christmas lights. Some people have way to much time on their hands – but thanks for your efforts to make Xmas a special time. I try to take the Fun Policeman Hat off after 5pm but looking at … [Read more...] about Christmas light safety
Quick Tips for Preventing Electrical Issues in the Workplace
Quick Tips for Preventing Electrical Issues in the Workplace Walking the factory floor, you see a spilled gallon of motor oil and know it has to be cleaned as soon as possible to prevent a slippage and a possible accident. You make sure employees wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and you … [Read more...] about Quick Tips for Preventing Electrical Issues in the Workplace
10 Electrifying Facts About Your Fuse Box
In every home there is a distribution board, commonly called a fuse box or circuit breaker box. This enclosure controls all the electricity that comes into your home. It is the heart of your home’s electrical system. Everything runs through the fuse box, but what is it? What, exactly, does it … [Read more...] about 10 Electrifying Facts About Your Fuse Box
Thermographic Scanning or IR Thermography
Thermographic Scanning or IR Thermography Thermographic scanning (also known as Infra Red scanning) is used as a predictive maintenance tool for plant and machinery. This technology has particular application for electrical systems and has the ability to identify electrical connections … [Read more...] about Thermographic Scanning or IR Thermography
Exploding GPS–Safety Alert?
Exploding GPS–Safety Alert? A recent article on Insurance Alert shows graphic photos of the aftermath of an alleged GPS battery explosion. The subsequent fire then caused significant damage to the vehicle as you will see in the photos. I’ve never heard of this before but did find one other similar … [Read more...] about Exploding GPS–Safety Alert?
Electrical Test & Tag
Electrical Test & Tag One of the more common questions we are asked is about electrical testing and tagging. Here is a new fact sheet just released by Safety Action Download Here: [download id="165"] EXTRACT: Issue: Unsafe electrical equipment presents the risk of a person receiving an … [Read more...] about Electrical Test & Tag
Did I Turn it Off?
Did I turn it off? The iron, the oven, the stove, the hair-straightener, the humidifier, the electric blanket – on or off? The only way to clear your mind, once you have left home, whether you turned something off or not, is to physically go back and check or get someone else … [Read more...] about Did I Turn it Off?
Lockout Procedures Poster
Lockout Procedures – New Safety Poster Looking for some “different” safety posters? Check out the new range from The Safety Toolshed … [Read more...] about Lockout Procedures Poster
National Electrical & Communications Safety
National Electrical & Communications Safety Press Release - Electrical Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2013/14 – Released The newest release of the Electrical Industry Guide to Workplace Safety is here. In collaboration with the National Electrical & Communications Association … [Read more...] about National Electrical & Communications Safety
Electrical Safety Tips
Homeowner Electrical Safety May 9, 2011  Homeowner Home Improvement Electrical Safety Electrical dangers are well-known among electricians, carpenters and homeowners alike. Most people know that the wrong move with electricity can kill you. However, even with this general knowledge, … [Read more...] about Electrical Safety Tips