News & FAQ’s

Industry News

Standards Australia has released for public comment a proposed revision of the Australian and New Zealand Wiring Rules, AS/NZS 3000:2007 Electrical installations.

The standard has been thoroughly redrafted including new definitions and changes for additional clarity.

Current REC Rebate

The current Renewable Energy Certificate rebate is currently listed as $34.50 per certificate. To get the latest and most up to date pricing please follow this link to the Renewable Energy Traders website – http://retaustralia.com.au/rec-prices/

Solar News

Changes to the Australian Standard AS/NZS 4777.2.2015 are on the horizon. The changes are due to be implemented on the 9/10/16. The standard refers to the requirements of all inverters installed on or after this date. See the link below for further information:

http://www.solaraccreditation.com.au/products/inverters.html

FAQ’s

In Western Australia there are more than 30,000 licensed electrical workers and electrical contractors.

Electrical installing work must be carried out by a licensed electrical contractor, who in turn must employ licensed electricians.

Electrical recalls

Paste the link below into your web browser or simply click on the link to access the ACCC website for the latest electrical appliance and equipment recalls applicable to the Australian market.

http://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls

Safety Checks

  • Have you had your smoke detector tested and battery changed?
  • Do you own a rental property and are you aware of your obligations to the Australian Building code changes since 1st May 2017 in regards to smoke alarms? Here is a link to the Building Commission pdf explaining the changes and mandatory requirements of smoke alarms in WA. https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/atoms/files/ib_079.pdf
  • Have you had your safety switches checked and tested?
  • Are your electrical hand tools tagged and safe?
  • Is your electrical installation safe and approved?
  • Do you need an Electrical Safety Certificate?
  • Does your solar PV system require maintenance or repairs?

We at Amplect offer these services and can complete safety checks on all of your items including the wiring and installation of items within your home.

Call us today for a quote on 0417 918 210