Category: Safety

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. […]

Five (5) Ways to be a great service technician & not just a tradesman Five ways to being a great service tech

Five (5) Ways to be a great service technician & not just a tradesman

Not Just Good Service but Great Service! When I started my last service business, we specialised in commercial catering equipment installations, maintenance, repairs and service. I was an electrical contractor first, and then 40 years ago I progressed into an electrical/special class control and electronics and then 32 years ago added a full gas fitting […]

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 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 […]

Make Risk Assessment A Routine, Here’s Why… risk assessment routine

Make Risk Assessment A Routine, Here’s Why…

It’s certainly no secret that risk assessments and Safe Work Method Statements should be a daily process. But we can easily build up a love-hate relationship with risk assessments. Now I want to speak about something that is still a little raw for me (and my broken leg/ankle). The importance of continually doing risk assessments/and […]

Plumbers, Gasfitters & Fitters be safe with bonding straps .

don’t take the chance! The Electrical Safety office is alerting all Plumbers , Gasfitters and fitters. To  Always use a bonding strap to bridge the gap when cutting into any pipework, when disconnecting gas appliances or water appliances , removing gas meters, gas valves and breaking into a pipework system. It is also recommended to […]

Hot Water Isolation Switch – New Rules October 2017

Hot Water Isolation Switch – New Rules October 2017

Good news!  You do not need to fit an isolation switch to existing Hot water units, even if you replace the unit like for like. ONLY new wiring installation from OCTOBER 2017 require a new isolation switch to be fitted from day one. All new electric Hot Water units require an isolation switch to be […]

Important Safety Alert – Gas Components August 2015

Important Safety Alert from Gas Components Australia 7th August 2015: “We have been made aware of a problem in regard to our manufactured product code 51-MCO as pictured above and dated 12/14, this alert only applies to the orange handled version as shown and with a marking GasTight -GCA, the manufacturer has notified us that a […]

New Professional Development Training professional development bizmatrix

New Professional Development Training

Bizmatrix are launching our new Professional Development Bites Courses. These are short, low cost courses to update your skills that can be completed either online or onsite. Often, it is not until you revise your knowledge that you realise how much you have forgetten. As a gas fitter it is easy to get in to […]

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