News & Views

HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW

29th June 2018

about compromise but instead of ensuring the best safest outcome to protect the employees within the workplace. This being said gives rise to the Regulators within Victoria to ensure the duties are upheld in appropriate legal jurisdictions. A comparative study conducted by Safe Work Australia in 2017, assessed the attitudes towards risk taking and rule breaking in Australian workplaces.

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Low wages debate a smokescreen for unions failing workers

29th June 2018

Unions have been arguing loudly that a lack of worker bargaining power is to blame for low wages growth at a near record low of 2.1 per cent.  The unions tried initially to blame the economy.  But last year saw a record number of jobs created, so that argument holds no sway.

Greedy bosses the unions then argue are pocketing the proceeds falling from our increasingly globalised world,... MORE

From the Director, Paul Fearon (ESV)

29th June 2018

Following an investigation into several serious incidents involving CO poisoning from room heaters, ESV is alerting electricians to a danger they may inadvertently create.

When you install a rangehood or a kitchen, bathroom or toilet exhaust fan these may affect the operation of open flued gas room heaters in the home. If these fans are operated when the gas heater is on and all windows... MORE

We have good news and not so good news from the Government

29th June 2018

Lets start with the good news. We were delighted to be awarded in JAN 2018 a contract from the federal government, which allows us to mentor apprentices until DEC 2019. The program is called the Industry Specialist Mentoring Australian Apprentices – ISMAA. We focus on the first and second year apprentices by providing a Mentor, who is industry trained and well understands the issues which... MORE

NECA WELCOMES COMPANY TAX CUTS

8th June 2018

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Battery Storage: What do you need to know?

25th May 2018

Continuing from the last article published in the NECA News Dec2017 edition, let’s talk battery storage. In the last issue we discussed Key Battery Terminology and the all-important relevant Australian Standards. Now let’s discuss what we need to know to design a system.

The basic considerations when first consulting with an end-user would include, clarifying the requirements,... MORE

HEALTH AND SAFETY - AN INTEGRATED APPROACH INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (IMS)

25th May 2018

CASESTUDY: COMPLETE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES PTY LTD SERVICES

 

Q1.     How did Complete Communications Services Pty Ltd setup IMS within the organisation?

Complete Communications Services Pty Ltd reviewed company business processes and embraced the... MORE

HSEQ Management Systems Certification

25th May 2018

NECA believes that the protection of health and safety of all employees is vital to the success of any organisation. In keeping with the continually changing workplace environment, the effective assessment and management of workplace health and safety issues is paramount.

Currently NECA HSEQ Management system does meets the needs of AS 4801 and the QHSE Code.

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Safety is fundamental to RANS Electrical

20th April 2018
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AS/NZS 3000 - The Wiring Rules

20th April 2018
the wiring rules
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