Electric shock

Most of us would have had the nasty experience of having a jolt going through us, whilst handling an electrical appliance at home, office or elsewhere. If so, we are have been lucky that jolt did not injure or kill us, but some may not have been so. Electricity is dangerous and has to be used very carefully and thoughtfully. Any carelessness on our part could cost us our lives as well as of others.

To make the use of electricity safe the relevant authorities have promulgated many strict regulations and adhering to them is your responsibility. Some of the important requirements that you may need to follow in the use of electricity are electrical testing and tagging, risk assessment, emergency lights testing and exit lights testing among many others.

Every premises supplied with electricity has to employ certain checks and balances and electrical risk assessment, Testing and tagging, emergency lights testing and exit light testing are priorities. This is to gauge the risk factor at your premises and if it is so, take corrective steps to rectify it. Regularly conducting electrical risk assessment, Testing and tagging, emergency lights testing and exit lights testing are statutory responsibilities and the local council officer could drop in to check and advice.

Procrastinating electrical risk assessment, Testing and tagging, emergency lights testing and exit lights testing and not following regulations could get you in trouble with authorities but more importantly risk your life and of others around you. You are liable to be prosecuted for refusing to follow these guidelines.

We are qualified and experienced to Test and Tag your electrical appliances and machinery. We have been in the Test and Tag industry for many years now. Our reputation and service to the community along with the testimonials we hold from our satisfied customers puts us at the top of the ladder when the need to Test and Tag arises. Our Test and Tag certification is recognized by the authorities as we are an accredited company.

All premises that are supplied with electricity must hold an electrical tagging certification. The electrical test and tag certification that you hold must be valid at the time of inspection.

Holding a valid electrical test and tag certification will not absolve you from all responsibilities because the company issuing you the certification must be accredited with the regulating authorities. Any electrical test and tag certification from others may get you to square one.

The test and tag is for your safety and following it would keep you and others safe. Whilst in regular use machinery and appliances using electricity could deteriorate internally and we may be unaware of the problems within, but a test and tag by qualified and experienced technician will give you the risk factor in it. Hence it is imperative that you commission bona fide personnel to test and tag your electrical machinery and appliances. To make your home and working environment safe from any unforeseen disasters, test and tag your machinery and appliances.

Call us and we will be at your service. 


Protecting you and your family

All fencing installed in areas governed by the local councils in Australia is bound to conform to Australian Safety standards and all other statutory requirements. When you decide to replace your boundary or other fencing at your premises it is best that you are aware of your legal and other liabilities prior to embarking on it.

Being a layman it would be quite an educative process for you to find out all your legal requirements which in itself would be quite an exercise, before embarking on the road to installing your fences. The easiest and the most convenient would be for you to commission qualified, experienced and professional fencing contractors, to execute your needs.

A professional outfit like Jim’s fencing the leaders in the fencing industry in Australia would provide you quick and courteous service, unmatched workmanship, a comprehensive guarantee, whilst they use only quality materials in all their fencing work, any work executed by them will last the test of time.

If you like attractive colours to adorn your periphery, there is nothing better than colorbond fencing. With fourteen pleasant colours to choose from, you could match the décor of your home to your fencing. Doing so would bring out the character of those in the household to neighbours, passer-bys and visitors.

Depending on your budgetary restrictions you could install timber fencing which would bring a natural look to your environs. With timber becoming dear due to the strict restrictions of felling trees, in all parts of the world it could be a bit more expensive than other man made materials. Global warming has put all governments on the defensive when it comes to felling trees, and it is regulated to save the few rain forests we presently have.

There are enough materials that could be used to install screen fencing, which would keep unpleasant areas from the view of others. This could be a working shed, or a storage area which would look out of place in your backyard.

Swimming pools have to be adequately protected from causing danger to others, especially children. There have been quite a number of deaths due to swimming pool accidents. Swimming pool fencing is now a statutory requirement, and what better way than to have glass pool fencing, which would protect and add beauty.  


The construction industry insurance

The insurance industry whilst being wide and diverse rakes in billions of dollars in revenue by way of premiums. The insurance business is unique in the sense that every insurance policy underwritten by an insurer is re-insured with another insurer and the cycle completes with the policy ending up with one large insurance underwriter like, Lloyds of London which was founded in the year 1688.

Insurance being a very volatile industry Lloyds declared a record loss of Sterling pounds 516 million in the year 2011, after recording the highest premium revenue of Sterling pounds 23.44 billion. This was due to the adverse conditions that prevailed during the year where an increase in natural disasters hit the insurance industry below the belt.

The construction industry saw an unprecedented boom during the last couple of decades and this gave insurance under writers a jolt of adrenaline as construction of any structure small or big needed to be covered with appropriate insurance.

The construction industry had to be protected and the respective governments stepped in and legislated insurance mandatory before any construction activity began. The parameters were set by the insurance industry and within it anything was possible. In the sense that policies could be tailor made to suit each and every individual construction company as per their activities and requirements.

The insurance policies were kept simple as possible and had basic clauses and they were named simply as well. There is Building construction insurance and Construction insurance both of which sound simple and are simple too, but a company seeking anyone of them could include any clause into it and expand it paying premiums proportionately.

Similarly the same applied for other businesses as well, the policies available were simple where a couple or a few more are available like Business insurance and Commercial insurance. The parameters are set but they are only guidelines and any clause could be added to the policy.

The leasing and renting industry has insurance policies and guidelines unique to them under Commercial building insurance. Any clause to suit the respective businesses could be added with an increase in premium.

Unlike other insurance policies liability to third parties are strictly legislated and all companies irrespective of their operations have to comply, with Public liability insurance and business liability insurance.