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Beware fallen powerlines in windy conditions

ESV is reminding Victorians to beware of fallen powerlines as strong winds lash Victoria. With wind gusts of up to 100 kilometres per hour this week, trees may be blown onto powerlines causing power cuts or potential safety issues if live powerlines fall to the ground.

ESV’s Director of Energy Safety, Paul Fearon, said it was vital to stay well clear of fallen powerlines and to always assume any powerlines on the ground were live. “You don’t have to touch a powerline to be electrocuted,” Mr Fearon said. “Even getting too close can be fatal. It is essential that you stay well clear and immediately report any fallen powerlines to your electricity distributor. Be particularly vigilant early in the morning or at night as fallen powerlines can be difficult to see.”

Read our press release HERE

Free CO testing courses for plumbers

Register for your place at this year's free carbon monoxide testing courses for plumbers, being held by the Master Plumbers, VBA and ESV. The first course is 24 May at Brunswick. Others will be held at Geelong, Croydon, Frankston, Dandenong, Wangaratta, Bendigo, Ballarat, LaTrobe Valley and Chadstone during May and June. Details HERE

Wiring rules now open for public comment

Standards Australia has released for public comment a proposed revision of the Australian and New Zealand Wiring Rules, AS/NZS 3000:2007 Electrical installations. The standard has been thoroughly redrafted, including new definitions and changes for additional clarity. Click HERE for further information.
 

ESVConnect and GasTrac are coming

Our new web location for online services is launching soon. Read more about ESVConnect and GasTrac.

 

Registrations now open for VBA/ESV Plumbing Industry seminar series

Click here to register for your place at this year's VBA/ESV Plumbing Industry seminar series. The seminars will deliver expert technical and regulatory advice and information on industry matters, covering plumbing standards, Plumbing Code of Australia 2016, Changes to AS/NZS 5601 - Gas Installations, ESV's new online application process, VBA accreditation applications, VBA complaints process.

The seminars will run for two hours and refreshments will be provided. Places are limited. 

Cannon reissues safety notice for Fitzroy and Canterbury inbuilt gas heaters

Gas heater manufacturer Cannon has reissued a safety notice urging homeowners with Cannon Fitzroy or Canterbury inbuilt gas heaters manufactured between 20 March 2001 and 8 October 2009 to have them checked for carbon monoxide spillage. The company will be meeting the cost of the safety checks, and also providing compensation of up to $150 for heater owners who had their heaters checked following the initial safety notice that was issued in June last year.

Click HERE for all the details.

Interim ban on Hoverboards

On Friday 18 March, the Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer imposed an interim ban to prevent the supply of hoverboards that do not meet safety standards for batteries and related circuits.

Read the media release or watch the Channel 9 interview

Lineworkers registration information updated

There are updates to some of the details on our Lineworkers registration page. Check out the new application form as well.

Online services - new web address

Please be advised that we've updated the web address for our online services portal. When you click on the link above, you will be redirected to the new address - http://e-services.esv.vic.gov.au. If the old address is saved in your Favourites, please update the bookmark and replace it with this address. You will then be taken directly to the page. 

ACCC issues special bulletin in relation to Infinity cables

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a special bulletin warning builders and electricians that time is running out to remediate dangerous Infinity cables or face possible penalties and fines.

Click HERE to read it. 

New COES application form

Request a copy of a Certificate Of Electrical Safety (COES) with ESV's new application form.

Read about COES HERE.

Review of No Go Zone framework

Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) in partnership with Worksafe Victoria and other relevant stakeholders has undertaken a review of the Framework For Undertaking Work Near Overhead And Underground Assets (No Go Zones). The purpose of the review was to simplify and provide clarity regarding the framework for the construction industry and general public. Click here to find out more and download a response form.

Information Sheet 3: Fire-resistant board

As a result of an ongoing investigation into fire resistant material, ESV has removed information sheet 3 from this website. Plumbers and gasfitters intending to use fire-resistant material to protect combustible surfaces should seek written confirmation from the manufacturer/supplier that the material meets the requirements of AS/NZS 5601.

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