Look before you cook this summer
ESV has unveiled its new television commercial for the "look before you cook" summer barbecue safety campaign. There is an average of one barbecue fire every day over summer but you can keep your family safe by checking your gas connections are tight and using soapy water to look for leaks.
CLICK HERE to see how.
Hold your horses before you barbecue this Melbourne Cup weekend - MEDIA RELEASE here.
Safety doesn't take a holiday
ESV is reminding all workers within the VESI industry to always comply with safety policies, procedures and practices following two recent incidents in which workers received electric shocks while working on or near overhead powerlines. These incidents have concerned ESV due to a lack of compliance to accepted industry principles and procedures (Green Book and company procedures) by supervisors, individuals and work site leaders.
CLICK HERE to read more.
Warning about Infinity and Olsent-branded TPS or orange circular electrical cable
ESV is warning electricians and contractors not to use Infinity and Olsent-branded TPS or orange circular cable.
Recent testing has found that the cable is non-compliant with poor quality insulation that could deteriorate prematurely and cause fires or the risk of electric shock.
ESV is aware that the cable was sold at Masters and two wholesalers, Titan Trading and Phoenix Electrical. It has been withdrawn from sale and anyone with unused Infinity or Olsent-branded cable should return it to the place of purchase.
The cables concerned include:
• All TPS cable - All sizes and configurations of polymeric insulated electrical cable that is PVC sheathed, PVC insulated, flat and flexible low voltage electrical cable also commonly known as TPS imported and sold by Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd; and
• All orange circular cable - All sizes and configurations of polymeric insulated electrical cable that is PVC sheathed, PVC insulated, round and flexible low voltage electrical cable also commonly known as orange circular imported and sold by Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd.
ESV advises electricians that any Infinity and Olsent-branded cable they have installed should be removed.
ESV electrical rules for vegetation management work near overhead powerlines by non electrical workers
As from 16 September 2013, a person who carries out vegetation management work near overhead powerlines must:
- Complete a training course approved by ESV; and
- Comply with the “Electrical Safety Rules for Vegetation Management Work near Overhead Powerlines by Non Electrical Workers” as published by or amended from time to time by ESV.
CLICK HERE for more information.
To download the Electrical Safety Rules and the Training Approval Statement, click on the links below:
New Blue Book now available
ESV has updated the Code of Practice on Electrical Safety for Work on or Near High Voltage Electrical Apparatus (the Blue Book).
CLICK HERE for a summary of the changes and to view the book.
Changes within United Energy
United Energy is restructuring its customer and market services operations over the next month, with services currently managed by Jemena to be brought in house.
CLICK HERE for further information and to see a list of current and new contact information for UE Connections, Solar Connections and the UE Service desk.