EnergySafe Magazine Autumn 2015, issue 39 - Page 6

06 Latest news Houseboat destroyed by suspected gas leak Joining the fun at Pako Festa For the second year ESV was a Community Sponsor of Pako Festa, Geelong’s annual street festival that attracts thousands of people to Pakington St, Geelong West. This year’s event was held on Saturday 22 February and around 1500 people visited the ESV stand to grab a free showbag full of safety information and goodies. ESV is increasing its attendance at community events to take our safety messages directly to Victorians. Our most recent stop was the East Gippsland Field Days in Bairnsdale from 1–2 May, where we reminded everyone of the need to Look up and live. Razed: the remains of the houseboat on Lake Eildon that caught fire with twelve people on board. By Michelle Robertson, Senior Media and Communications Advisor Four children and a woman were admitted to hospital after fire destroyed a houseboat on Lake Eildon in the Easter school holidays. The cause of the fire is currently being investigated but it is suspected that LP Gas from a cylinder ignited. Around 12 people were on board the houseboat when the fire started. Two people were treated for minor injuries. ESV’s Manager Investigations, David Witenden, said the houseboat was completely razed and it was fortunate nobody was killed. “Houseboats are very popular holiday choices for families but they can be extremely dangerous if gas and electrical installations are not compliant or maintained properly,” he said. There have been 12 fires on boats this year. ESV conducts safety audits and recommends that owners have their vessels checked annually by a licensed electrician and a registered gasfitter. lick here to download ESV’s C  Houseboat aas and electrical safety guide and checklist ProTag PrimeTest Elite Australia’s Most Advanced Test & Tag System High Definition Colour Display In-Built Camera with Flash USB for Data Up/Down Load Bluetooth For Printer & Scanner The new ProTag Elite System tests portable appliances & RCDs, takes asset photos, prints Elite UV resist