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23
JUL
2013

Be a bright spark this winter and stay safe

CIDEC would like to reminded the community to make electrical safety a priority around the home as the winter weather strikes. CIDEC’s Director, Peter Stacey, said the combination of shorter days and cooler weather traditionally leads to a higher risk of fire and electric...
25
APR
2013

Private overhead electric lines

Private overhead electric lines are owned by, and are the responsibility of private citizens Private powerlines are your responsibility It is your responsibility to regularly inspect your private overhead powerlines, ensuring they are well maintained and clear of trees and...
25
APR
2013

Electrical safety in the home

It’s easy to use electricity safely at home if you take care If not treated with care, electricity can cause serious harm or even death. Below are some simple precautions you can take to stay safe when living with electricity in general, or working near our electricity...
04
JAN
2013

Switches, leads and power points

Follow these simple tips for using and maintaining electrical switches, leads and power points and making your home safe: Switches, power points and power boards Do not overload power points or power boards by “piggy backing” plugs into one socket or by using double...
08
NOV
2012

Take Care When Buying Christmas Lights Warn Electricians

With Christmas rapidly approaching the peak Australian electrical industry body, the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), has issued a warning to the general public to take care when buying and installing Christmas lights and other electrical products....
19
OCT
2012

Beware old household wiring: Don’t let a renovator’s dream turn into a nightmare

When buying a home built before the 1980s it is imperative that the wiring is checked by a licensed electrical inspector or registered electrical contractor prior to moving in. Fire brigades respond to more than 300 domestic electrical fires each year. Many of these fires are...
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