Congratulations to third year EGT apprentice Emma McDonald who was awarded 2015 Apprentice of the Year at GTA WA 2015 Awards of Excellence.
These Awards recognise the top apprentices and trainees that are employed by a group training organisation in Western Australia and the host employers who support the training of apprentices and trainees through group training. The evening was celebrated by 130 people consisting of finalists, guests, industry representatives and Members of Parliament.
Pictured below with EGT General Manager Stuart Diepeveen, Emma is currently hosted by Team Electrical. Well done Emma!
Article from EGT.
Overloading can occur if too many cords are connected to outlets designed for only one or two plugs. Use power boards with in-built safety devices to avoid a power outlet overload.
Keep electrical appliances, their cords and any extension leads away from water. Ensure cords are in good condition – if they’re worn or frayed, don’t use the appliance until it’s been repaired by a licensed electrician.
If you decide to throw away the appliance, make sure it can’t be used by someone else.
Only ever disconnect an appliance at the outlet by pulling the plug, not the cord. This extends the life of your appliance.
ACCC this week announced:
There is faulty electrical cabling in thousands of Australian homes and businesses. Time is running out before the cables become a fire or electrocution risk. Act now before it’s too late—get your cable checked.
Please go to their website for further information on the recall: http://www.accc.gov.au/update/infinity-cable-recall-act-now-before-its-too-late
Or visit the Products Safety Recalls site: https://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1061753
The construction industry is designated as a priority industry for work health and safety as per the 2012-22 Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy due to the high number and rate of work-related injuries and illnesses and inherent risks associated with working in the industry. The report provides an overview of Safe Work Australia’s current state of knowledge about work health and safety in priority industries.
Head to the Safe Work Australia website to download a copy and for further information: http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/about/publications/pages/whs-perceptions-construction-industry