Electrocution Inquest Hears from Sparky
An electrician tasked with securing a construction site where a carpenter was electrocuted says the light fitting that likely caused his death was live because it...
$300,000 Fine Issued over Sparky Death
Essential Energy has been convicted and fined $300,000 following the death of an electrical worker at Bulahdelah in September 2013.
Faulty Fire System Fears at Perth Hospital
Unlicensed electricians are installing the fire detection and control system at the $1.2 billion Perth Children's Hospital, potentially leaving a "ticking time bomb" of risks, a...
Electrician’s Death Prompts Safety Call
The West Australian government has been urged to act quickly on promised safety reforms after an electrician died in a Perth home, but the commerce...
Aussie Properties at Risk from Faulty Wiring
Electricians and builders are ignoring a recall of faulty electrical wiring, leaving tens of thousands of homes at risk of fire, the consumer watchdog says.
The Hidden Dangers of Electrical Work
We have all heard about the dangers of electricity but what about the hidden dangers faced by electricians in the building industry?
Where Are the Construction Employment Hotspots?
As one Australia’s largest employment sectors after health and social services and retail sector, the construction industry is an important barometer for the health of...
Electrical Safety: Who is Enforcing and What Should be Done?
As building inspectors, we regularly find areas of non-compliance with electrical items, and we are continually shocked at the number of electrical defects that are left...
Qld Govt to Review Electrical Safety Tragic Death
An inquest into the electrocution of a young man at a Queensland construction site underlines the need for better electrical safety, the state government says.
Solar Farms Using Backpacker Labour: Union
Solar farms in Queensland are being built by backpacker labour rather than qualified electricians, a parliamentary inquiry has heard.