ESV website to be unavailable next weekend
The ESV website will be unavailable from 6pm Saturday, 31 January, to 6pm Sunday, 1 February, due to a planned power outage at Southbank. Online services and COES will be unavailable during this time. ESV apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Mandatory recall notice issued for Ecables branded power cable
ESV has issued a mandatory recall notice to Ecables Pty Ltd for copper clad aluminium (CCA) power cable with RE110 insulation supplied since 2011. ESV and Ecables are in the process of finalising the recall strategy to be actioned in 2015.
The recall notice relates to all sizes and configurations of power cable with RE110 insulation, which includes all SDI sizes 10mm2 - 630mm2 and multicore 6mm2 - 50mm2.
For further information click here.
National database of certified gas appliances and components
A national database of certified gas appliances and components is now available on the Gas Technical Regulators Committee (GTRC) website www.gtrc.vic.gov.au For further information please click here.
New electric line clearance regulations
The Minister for Energy and Resources has approved public release of the Regulatory Impact Statement for the proposed Electricity Safety (Electric Line Clearance) Regulations 2015. In the coming weeks ESV will announce a number of community consultation sessions to enable interested parties to comment on the proposed changes. Details will be posted here when finalised.
CLICK HERE to read the RIS.
Infinity and Olsent brand electrical cables recalled
ESV wishes to advise that electrical retailers and wholesalers across Australia have recalled Infinity electrical cables.
The recall relates to all sizes and configurations of TPS and Orange Round Infinity mains power cables. Olsent power cables sourced from Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd are also included.
The cable has been recalled because testing has found that it is non-compliant, with poor quality insulation that will deteriorate prematurely and may cause fires or the risk of electric shock. Consumers can click here for more information. Electricians can click here for more information.
Read the ACCC press release here
Click here to read ESV's press release