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energysafe issue 49
In this issue
05 Using humour to treat young
ESV partners with Clown Doctors
to support Royal Children’s Hospital
Melbourne burns unit.
04 ESVConnect COES workshops
04 Tragic death prompts new call
to Look Up and Live
06 Butane safety this summer
07 Testing space heaters for spillage
of carbon monoxide and a warning
07 Arborcamp 2018
Our cover: Dr. Popoff and Dr. Doctor,
Clown Doctors from the Royal
Children’s Hospital Melbourne.
Photo: Sarah Walker.
From the Editor
A very sad and tragic start to the year with
the two deaths and a coroner’s investigation
into a third.
A young electrician was electrocuted after
coming into contact with live parts. A truck driver
died after the tipper of his truck brought down
powerlines and the coroner is about to begin
investigating the carbon monoxide poisoning
death of a woman. Each incident as tragic as
ESV has been campaigning and pushing its
safety messages hard for many years in the hope
that we don’t have to see these kind of tragedies.
Sadly however accidents happen.
The call has never been stronger:
Don’t Work Live: never work with or adjacent to
live parts, its not worth the risk
Carbon Monoxide is a Silent Killer: encourage
everyone you know to get their indoor gas heater
serviced regularly and checked by a licensed
Look Up and Live: Anyone using large
machinery, particularly on farms must check for
powerlines before work begins.
Everyone needs to take greater account
of safety in their day-to-day work, both tradies
and Victorians in general. These incidents are
avoidable. So please, be careful. Speak up if
you feel pressured into potentially dangerous
situations, don’t accept the ‘she’ll be right’
attitude. Get home safe to your friends and family.
I hope we never have a beginning to the year
like this again.
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08 Young electrician dies working
near live parts
08 New Electrical Equipment Safety
Scheme legislation published
08 PVC electrical cable contacting
10 Your electrical questions answered!
11 Your COES questions answered!
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12 AS/NZS 5601.2 amendment 3 draft
for public comment
12 Standards Australia Committee
AG−013 — making a difference
12 Gas Pipeline Infrastructure Safety
Management Report published
13 Identified non-compliance breaches
14 Prosecutions and infringements
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