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How to Use a Digital Multimeter Safely

Digital multimeters are one of the most used tools in most electrician’s tool kit. Like any electrical equipment, their use comes with risks. Even qualified electricians can make minor mistakes that lead to using their digital multimeter in an unsafe manner. So, how do you use a digital multimeter safely? Here are 4 top tips. … Read more

AS/NZS 2225 (1994) replaced by IEC60903:2020 for Electrical Insulating Gloves

As of March 2020 AS/NZS 2225:1994 has been formally replaced by AS/NZS IEC 60903:2020. This new standard is applicable across Australia and New Zealand and replaces AS/NZS 2225:1994 in regards to electrical insulating gloves. This revision encompasses the design, manufacture, testing and inspection of “electrical insulating gloves that provide protection of the worker against electric … Read more

Why It’s Important to Inspect Fall Arrest Equipment

Working at heights is often necessary and without proper safety equipment, it’s also dangerous. We explain why it’s essential to inspect your fall arrest equipment regularly, how it’s done and whether inspection tagging is required. Inspecting equipment saves lives Fall arrest equipment – such as harnesses, lanyards, pole straps and karabiners – are designed to … Read more

Everything You Need to Know About EWP Testing

Elevated work platforms (EWP) such as scissor lifts, boom lifts and telehandlers are important pieces of machinery that must be tested regularly to ensure safety. In this blog, we’ll cover the five types of EWP testing that should feature in your schedule, as well as the specialised electrical testing that Mobile Test ‘n’ Cal regularly … Read more

5 Tips to Extend Your Hot Stick’s Life

High Voltage Testing is required at regular intervals to ensure that the insulation to a power source is providing adequate protection. To do this test a piece of equipment called a hot stick is required, however it is important that the hot stick is maintained, not just for safety (which is imperative) but also to … Read more

3 Reasons Why Even the Best Electrical Equipment Requires Regular Testing and Calibration

There isn’t a good electrical tradesperson out there who doesn’t stand by the importance of using electrical equipment that is high-quality. This isn’t necessarily measured by how much your tools cost, but regardless of their price tags, it’s important to regularly check that they are safe to operate and provide accurate results. You may be … Read more

What Equipment Requires Calibration?

Instrument calibration is an essential process in determining your equipment’s accuracy and making any necessary adjustments to get a more precise result from them. Over time, your equipment can begin providing less accurate readings due to mechanical shocks, exposure to extreme pressure and/or temperatures, and other harsh operating conditions.  You should get your instruments professionally … Read more