Fire Resistant Boards – Promatect H, Promina, Bellis and Supalux
A potential fire risk exists where PROMATECT H, PROMINA (also supplied as BELLIS) or SUPALUX fire resistant boards have been used as protection for combustible materials behind the stainless steel splashbacks adjacent to commercial catering appliances. Where appliances are discharging combustion products from the rear there is a specific risk that combustible members contained within the wall may experience unsafe temperatures.
Testing and examination by ESV has found that these products may not comply with the requirements of AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 Appendix C. Refer to Promat’s technical notice HERE for further information.
ESV launches latest campaign
The Minister for Energy and Resources, Lily D'Ambrosio, launched our newest safety campaign titled “DIY=DIE” last week in Shepparton.
This campaign carries the important message that you should ALWAYS use a licensed electrician and NEVER undertake your own electrical work.
We’re targeting farmers with the message that doing your own electrical work is not only illegal - it can also be fatal.
DIY = DIE applies to everyone.
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.
There are updates to some of the details on our Lineworkers registration page. Check out the new application form as well.
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.