Well its been a little while since my last post …. I hope everybody has had a good start to the year…. And a big shout out to all our clients and friends in the area , Bundaberg , Maryborough , Gladstone , Hervey Bay , Childers , Agnes waters , 1770 , Gayndah , Monto , Biloela….
Today I would like to discuss Safety Switches or sometimes they are called RCD’s . Here is an Example of of Safety Switches that you may find in a business or commercial premises
I came across this interesting video on Safety switches….. It is aimed at the householder but can equally apply to any business …. Its important to note that while certified testing of domestic dwelling is not required , testing of business and commercial premises is mandated by Queensland regulations…. This is to be done on a 6 monthy basis and includes both mechanical and time trip testing …. In fact it is a requirement that all businesses have all single phase outlets covered by a Safety switch in the switchboard….. The only Exception to this my be 3 phase power outlets.
However their is nothing stopping a business from testing the mechanical function on a more regular basis…… I know from personal experience that Safety Switches save lives , so please ensure that you have one install on all general power outlets circuits at home as a minimum , as the video suggest they advise that just about all your circuits are covered by a safety switch .
In conclusion , if you would like an inspection/testing of your safety switches please do not hesitate to call and discuss your needs
Well the Christmas New Year Season Has come and gone and we are back at work , hopefully you have all had a joyous and happy time .
The web site is getting a bit of a freshen up , we have a new logo which will be appearing shortly and would just like to give u a sneek peek at it .
We have attached a link to our facebook page… It has some great content with links to some great information on workplace health and safety and the electrical safety office
With summer here and we have another hot one , please ensure that you safe when working or playing in the hot weather ..
Well good morning and a very of Merry Christmas to all …..Ho Ho Ho ….. This time of year a lot of people start putting up Christmas lights, for some people its as small as a few lights on the Christmas tree , others its far more …. but the one thing in common most people have is that most of these lights have been in storage for 12 months …. and the other thing is that they are usually a poor quality type of light…
So a few tips to try and keep you safe , have a very good look at all the lights look and all the wiring , if you see any damage to the leads or the wiring please do not use them, discard or get them check out by a qualified electrical contractor …..
If the have an AC adaptor attached or powering your equipment , remember that in most cases 240 volts is present within this adaptor and can be very dangerous if compromised ( can be a little box before the lights or one that plugs directly into an outlet) ensure that this is intact has no cracks or damage, again discard or have it checked out …..
Ensure any electrical equipment that is outside in the weather is designed for that use and rated for exterior use, care must be taken here with extension leads , not all leads are rated for outside use and even ones that are designed for external use should be examined before each use to ensure that moisture has no compromised it …..
Be aware of your power usage . most general power outlets are rated to 10 amps in a domestic household , do not overload this or you then run the risk of damage to your circuits and is also a major fire hazard , all approved electrical equipment will have their power usage recorded on it . If it has not got any information recorded to its power usage then it is most likely not approved and would be best to not use it or preferably discard it . To ensure your not overloading your power point it only a matter of looking at them and adding all the equipment together . Do not exceed 10 amps or 2400 watts . Not only is it a safety issue that but you may get a major surprise on your next power bill……
From a safety point of view extension Leads are designed not to be piggy backed, that is , one extension lead plugged into another if you need power to reach further buy a longer leads . Most Extension leads will not exceed 25 m for reasons of safety . Just like powerboards can be used but please do not plug power boards into powerboard , again it is very easy to overload the circuit and create a fire hazard…….
One last thing please avoid using double adaptors , in my opinion the risk they poise is far greater than the advantage , use a powerboard………
Stay safe this Christmas , I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a very happy New year …… from all of us here at Tag Solutions…
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Just another day testing , came across these … The first pics shows a very common issue , which is usually the result of rough treatment and neglect … The second image shows what can happen from lightning strike and a power surge …
Here at TAG SOLUTIONS we service all sorts of portable fire appliances , including hose reels , fire blankets, fire extinguishers, including dry powder , Carbon dioxide CO2 , Foam , Water , and wet chemical …. We have some of the most competitively priced exchange appliances.
As I would hope you know , fire equipment needs to be serviced on a regular basis , in most cases on a 6 monthly basis. In addition to that consideration is needed to having your exit lights and Emergency lighting tested on a regular basis.
So if you need Fire services , Fire extinguishers , exit lights , emergency light testing in any of the central Qld area
Our team is always happy to discuss your needs
lNew Legislation in Qld will require all homes to be fitted with photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms in all bedrooms, and hallways as part of legislation passed in parliament in September 2016
All houses being built or significantly renovated will need to comply with this new legislation upon completion after Jan 1, 2017. All houses leased or sold will need to meet compliance after 5 years from this date and all owner-occupied private dwellings will need to comply with the legislation within ten years.
Any smoke alarm being replaced after January 1, 2017 must be a photoelectric alarm.
Fire and Emergency Services Minister Bill Byrne said the “legislation followed recommendations handed down after the 2011 Slacks Creek fatal house fire”.
“The absolute tragedy we saw at Slacks Creek where 11 people died is an incident we never want repeated and this legislation ensures people will be alerted to house fires as early as possible,” the minister said.