Celebrating our Industry
Two weeks ago, we held our 2019 National Excellence Awards grand finale dinner in Brisbane to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the nation’s top electrical businesses, apprentices, staff and leaders. Each year we hold State Awards, which culminate in the State Winners coming along to our grand finale event, to take on the National title.
I congratulate not only our 2019 winners, but also all those who entered. These businesses are bringing out the best in their staff, and providing the best possible service to their clients. In doing so, they are driving our entire industry to strive for excellence. And when that happens, everybody wins.
Our 2019 National Excellence Awards Winners:
To read more about our winners, click here
- Master Electrician of the Year: Solar Service Guys, Peter Matthews
- Commercial Project: Arnold Electrical & Data Instrumentation, Tony Arnold & Garrick Cripps
- Legrand Apprentice of the Year: Roman Kasjan, Solar Service Guys
- Lance Cislowski Memorial Electrician (Tradie) of the Year: Matthew Pinney, Horan & Bird
- Women in Contracting: Nicola McCarron, Horan & Bird
- Residential Project: Argus Technologies, Robert Urpis
- Industrial Project: S & K Electrical, Steve Villier
- Energy Efficiency Project: Linked Group Services, Jason Sharman
Battery Standard AS/NSZ 5139:2019
A new standard for battery storage installations has been published by Standards Australia and will be in force when the Wiring Rules amendment is published in early 2020.
An exception is Tasmania where the state legislation requires this standard to become mandatory on the 11 January 2020.
AS/NZS 5139:2019, Electrical installations – Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment replaces the AS/NZS4086 1997 Secondary Battery standard that had become largely outdated through advances in technology.
The new standard sets out general installation and safety requirements for battery energy storage systems (BESSs), where the battery system is installed in a location, such as a dedicated enclosure or room, and is connected with power conversion equipment (PCE) to supply electric power to other parts of an electrical installation.
Members can access a copy of the new standard (free of charge) via ME Safety here.
Industry Benchmark Survey
Please complete our 2019 Industry Benchmark Survey. You will receive a copy of the final report which will provide insight into a range of issues - including charge out rates.
The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and you will receive a copy of the results in the new year, providing information about charge out rates at both national and state levels
All completed surveys will go into the draw to win 1 x FLUKE Electrical Tester T5-600.
The draw will take place two weeks after the survey closing date. The Survey will close at midnight on 23/12/19.
Please note that our office and hotlines will be closed from 2pm Tuesday 24 December, reopening at 8am on Thursday 2 January 2019.