Issue 31 Autumn 2013
This issue of the magazine looks at the success of our summer look before you cook campaign and also looks ahead to our carbon monoxide awareness winter safety campaign. There’s also a chat with one of Victoria’s longest electrical licence holders and technical stories on changes to wiring rules and ensuring gas components are like for like.
Issue 30 Summer 2012
This month’s issue highlights ESV’s two summer safety campaigns – Look before you cook about gas barbecue safety and a reminder to houseboat owners and operators to get the electrical and gas installations on their vessels checked every year. We also review preparations for the bushfire season and discuss the correct use of CO detection equipment.
Issue 29 Spring 2012
This month’s issue includes a story about a family’s close call with carbon monoxide poisoning, a look at the electrical installation work in the new Royal Children’s Hospital and a tribute to long-time EnergySafe editor, David Guthrie-Jones.
Issue 28 Winter 2012
It’s been a busy few months at ESV as we’ve worked to complete the first draft of our review into the safety of smart meters. The review stemmed from a handful of meter failures in the northern suburbs in December and January, which were originally thought to have been caused by a high-voltage injection but were subsequently found to be have been caused by criminal damage. Police are investigating.
Issue 27 Summer/Autumn 2012
While the period up to the end of 2012 was beset with incidents and fatalities in workplaces, the new year has started a little better but it has not been entirely incident free.
Issue 26 Spring/Summer 2011
ESV has released its first report into the regulation of the safety performance of Victoria’s electricity distribution businesses. It details the results of nine separate audits of the distribution businesses and one audit of the transmission business, assessing how well the five companies inspected and maintained powerlines during 2010 to minimise the risk of failure and fire.
Issue 25 Winter/Spring 2011
Our feature story this month is about a new and exciting product that can generate highly efficient electricity for a property, and even produce enough to sell the excess back to the grid. After years of development, this new ceramic fuel technology product recently received Australian Gas Association accreditation. It is amazing what this might mean for the future of energy supplies.
Issue 24 Autumn/Winter 2011
In this issue: ESV’s Carbon Monoxide campaign. Consultation paper highlights range of options to reduce bushfire risk from electricity infrastructure. Public should have confidence the new meters are being installed safely, says draft ESV report.