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The “Sense” Check- Five (5) Ways to be a great service technician & not just a tradesman Five ways to being a great service tech

The “Sense” Check- Five (5) Ways to be a great service technician & not just a tradesman

Not Just Good Service but Great Service! #1 – You are a licensed technician – not a licensed gas fitter, electrician or tradesman #2 – Know your limitations! Both technically and legally #3 – Have a systemic approach – checklists keep you honest #4 – You never stop learning! Keep up to date with your […]

5 Ways to Simplify your Invoicing and Accounts as a Tradesperson invoicing-accounts

5 Ways to Simplify your Invoicing and Accounts as a Tradesperson

Being a sole trader/business owner means you’re constantly wearing many different hats. In the morning you’re taking calls as the administrator, next you’re on the tools and then you’re doing invoicing and accounts. Because of this multifaceted nature of the trade, it can be easy to lose sight of your operational tasks.

PAT Tester Review: The Aussie Made TRISAN Portable Appliance Testers PAT Tester Review

PAT Tester Review: The Aussie Made TRISAN Portable Appliance Testers

The importance of regular safety checks and testing of plugs and corded portable electrical appliances. Often called testing and tagging or test and tag. The Australian Standard and official name is AS/NZS3760-2010 – In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment, this standard is also a guide on the process and the frequency of testing. […]

The consequences of not working safely The consequences of not working safely

The consequences of not working safely

Over the past few months there has been several electrical fatalities. The consequences of not working safely have never been more pertinent. Recently a refrigeration mechanic sustained a fatal electric shock whilst working on a warehouse roof. Apparently he was unlicensed.  If the employer doesn’t have a robust system and has all his checks in […]

The Race To Claim Hydrogen As The Next Green Fuel – for Gas Fitting Plumbers, Vehicles Techs or Electricians The race to claim hydrogen as the next green fuel

The Race To Claim Hydrogen As The Next Green Fuel – for Gas Fitting Plumbers, Vehicles Techs or Electricians

It is great to see that there are several organisations vying for the lead in the development of hydrogen technology, and hydrogen as a green fuel. There seems to be several claims, which at first glance seem viable. During my recent visit  to Canberra, we were privy to take a tour of the Hydrogen Test […]

The importance of having access to the correct Australian Standards – what are your obligations? Australian Standards - What are your obligations?

The importance of having access to the correct Australian Standards – what are your obligations?

As a licensed Gas Fitter, Electrician, Type B Gas Fitter, Restricted Electrical or test and tag person, your obligation is to have access to all the relevant Australian standards to effectively complete your work as a licensed person safely and compliantly. It’s the law. What are the consequences when you do not abide by the […]

Why be in a professional association? The importance of being in the right association

Why be in a professional association?

Why be in a professional association or several associations? The main reason is Professional Development (PD), or in a nut shell, keeping current and up to date with your qualifications which is something we should be doing on a daily basis. Being a member of an association means being involved in any number of ways: […]

How to get a Mechanical Services – Medical Gas Licence or Medical Gas Occupational Licence in Queensland!

How to get a Mechanical Services – Medical Gas Licence or Medical Gas Occupational Licence in Queensland!

With the new mechanical services – medical gas licence requirements commencing on the 1st January 2020 we thought we would dive deeper and explore the number of options and pathways to achieve a Mechanical Services – Medical gas license. There are many pathways, depending on your qualification, this blog covers the mechanical services pathway and […]

The simple guide to getting a gas qualification The Simple guide to getting a gas qualification

The simple guide to getting a gas qualification

In this guide to getting a gas qualification, we tackle the path towards different gas licences and how this translates to whether you can fit, install or service only. Do you often hear others or even catch yourself asking or saying the following? »   I can’t find qualified Gas fitters! »   I need to get […]

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