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Around the Circuit

Electric vehicle registrations on the rise in Australia

New electric vehicle registrations – including plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) – jumped to 23,000 in the 2020/2021 financial year, new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) says.


Silence is deadly, compliance isn’t

Landlords are being encouraged to act now as the deadline for residential rental properties to comply with smoke alarm legislation looms.

Fire and Emergency Services Minister Mark Ryan said from 1 January 2022, residential rental properties would be required to have interconnected, photoelectric smoke alarms installed in every bedroom, in hallways and on every level.


Unlicensed Electrical Work and Bogus Advertising

The Queensland Government is stepping up its blitz on unlicensed operators advertising through online marketplaces like AirTasker to do home electrical tasks illegally.


Electric Shock Risk from Fluorescent Light Fittings

When installing light fittings, it is important to the minimise risk of electric shock


Smoke Alarm Requirements

Old ionisation smoke alarms can be slow to react, and may not give you or your loved ones enough time to escape.


Dangers of Working in Ceiling Spaces

A telecommunications worker received burns when he came into contact with a rodent-damaged cable while installing CCTV in a ceiling space. The exact cause of the incident is still being investigated.

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