Christmas office hours
The ESV offices will be closing for Christmas at noon on 24 December and will be reopening on 5 January. Emergency response will be available as usual over the Christmas period.
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