The Wire 2023 – Issue 3

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The Wire - 2023 - Issue 3


The last few months have been full on.  Jordan & Kit competing in the Master Electrician apprentice challenge and lots of new and exciting work coming in.
We are also really pleased to welcome Morgan Strawbridge to the team as Office Manager.  Morgan is jumping into a new role and taking over all of the financial processing, the job planning and programming and working closely with Dan to keep the team humming.  A local girl, Morgan has most recently worked at River Run Ltd and is Treasurer of Otorohanga Support House Whare Awhina Inc.  

Testing and tagging electrical appliances

Testing and tagging electrical appliances is useful to check electrical equipment is safe.  That old freezer you've had for 15 years, the reliable old washing machine... 

This isn't a legal requirement, what is legally required is that equipment is electrically safe and maintained in a safe condition.

Testing and tagging doesn't guarantee future electrical safety, it provides a snapshot of how safe the appliance is at the time of testing.

It is up to the person conducting the business or undertaking (PCBU) to decide whether to test and tag. You can call us and we'll do it for you 07 873 7895 -  only a registered electrical worker will be able to fix any problems the testing reveals.

How often you test and tag depends on the nature of the equipment and the workplace. For example, electrical equipment used on a construction site - outside and in damp conditions - would need more frequent testing than a computer in an office.

Whether you decide to test and tag or not, it's important to regularly look at cords, plugs and tools to see if they're damaged.

And remember, whether tested and tagged or not, electrical equipment still needs to be RCD-protected in certain circumstances, such as outside in the damp.

In July our two apprentices, Jordan Leineweber and Kit Blackwood competed in the master electricians competition in Hamilton.
This competition is across the Waikato region to determine the best Apprentice. 
Jordan and Kit are at different stages of their training so it was a great experience to meet others and see where they sit against others.
We were really proud to see Jordan achieved 2nd for Waikato Master Electricians Apprentice Challenge Domestic/Commercial.

 
heating things up at the Museum

James was able to install a funded heat pump/air conditioning unit at the Ōtorohanga Museum recently.   This is a much needed unit to ensure all of the artefacts and collections are maintained in an appropriate temperature AND the visitors can enjoy a nice temperature too.

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