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Welcome to our News page from Mobile Test n Cal. We aim to bring you short, sharp, informative and helpful articles to help you run your electrical business, or be better at your role in the electrical industry.

It is NOT going to be all about our business or service, with constant bragging and self-serving adverts. We might write about calibration or testing issues once in a while if it’s a hot topic, but mostly, we’ll bring you quality business and/or technical content.

If you’d like something in particular covered, just ask and we will do our best to incorporate it. 


How To Write A Great Advert That Works

Advertising is one of the most powerful tools that have the ability to drive massive sales for a business. But, if your ad copy is not on-point, there is a high chance that it will have no affect at all. It is important for businesses to create compelling advertisements that make their place in customers’

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EOFY Tips & Tricks

As the financial year draws to an end, I’m sure you’re all eager to trade your calculators for beers. You should also take the time to reward yourself and celebrate a successful financial year. This week’s article is aimed at helping you do just that with some helpful tips and tricks. There’s a lot to

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Cull the Oxen

Let’s start this one with a short story. I heard John Eales tell this one at a conference once, to illustrate the point I’m about to make. If it’s good enough for one of our greatest ever Rugby Union players (and a top public speaker I might add), it’s certainly good enough for us.

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How to handle an aggressive competitor

Unfortunately, since our inception into the market place, we’ve been on the receiving end of every possible dirty tactic from one of our competitors. We wanted to share some tips on the experience, in case you too, are ever on the end of one of your competitors desires to do business unethically. Now this can

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How to improve your Time Management Skills

Do you ever get to the end of a busy day and wonder if you’ve actually got anything done at all? You’ve barely had time to stop for a coffee yet the to-do list is just as, if not more, full than before the day started. Time management is not the most enticing topic to

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Our CEO: Andre Borell Interview

We’ve decided to post an interview with our Founder and CEO, Andre Borell.  Andre is 27 years old, and has been around business and the electrical industry for most of his life. He was helping his electrician father, Walter Borell, on-site by the time he was 12 years old, and was working in the family

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Inbox ZERO

What is this mystical state of being that people call ‘Inbox Zero’? Is it real, or is it like a unicorn, the Loch Ness monster, or sharks – only existing in fiction, dreams and imagination. Well, I can tell you from personal experience that ‘Inbox Zero’ is real, it is achievable, and it is fantastic.

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WA Tragedy; Timely Reminder for Arc Flash Clothing Safety Assurances

The importance of Arc Flash protective equipment is often underestimated. This was sadly demonstrated in the recent events in Perth when two men, who were undertaking electrical maintenance, lost their lives in an explosion and several were also injured. Employees of a privately owned company that services the high voltage electrical industry were working in

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What’s the difference between Calibration and Adjustment?

We get this question a lot, and it is a commonly misunderstood or misinterpreted topic. Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions that will help to clarify the matter. Thanks to Master Calibrators for the assistance in drafting this article.  What is Calibration? The most basic reason for calibrating an electrical instrument is to ensure

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My best sparky want?s to leave to go it alone, what should I do?

So you’ve got the feeling one of your best blokes is thinking about leaving to start his own contracting business.  Lately he’s been more interested in the business side of things, he has aspirations for things (houses, cars, boats) clearly out of his price range with what you currently pay him, he’s good at what

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