Posted on December 6, 2019

Electrical maintenance this festive season and beyond

06Dec
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Does your business complete routine maintenance on its electrical infrastructure?

If not, then it’s most likely costing you money and jeopardising the safety of your staff. 

The benefits of regular maintenance include reducing the risk of interruptions and distractions, lowering electrical repair costs, increased employee safety and an increase in energy efficiency (lower energy bill).

In this blog article, we will discuss what electrical maintenance is, why it’s important, and how it will help your business this festive season and into the next year. 

Posted on October 8, 2019

Aging Electrical Infrastructure and Our Future

08Oct
Aging Electrical Infrastructure

Aging is like a fine wine. This is not something to be said about Papua New Guinea’s electrical infrastructure. Since PNG is a developing nation, upgrades can often be overlooked in favour of new projects.

Posted on September 3, 2019

Safety audits of plumbing businesses performing electrical work

03Sep

Plumbers who perform electrical work under their QBCC trade contractor licence are deemed to hold an electrical contractor licence. The Electrical Safety Office is auditing plumbers performing restricted electrical work as part of their business to ensure they are meeting their electrical safety duties.

 

Posted on August 22, 2019

Segregation of telecommunications and electrical cabling

22Aug

Electrical contractors, electrical workers and metering providers involved in the roll out of smart meters must ensure that antenna/communication wiring systems are suitably segregated from electrical wiring in accordance with the Wiring Rules.

Posted on August 21, 2019

Unterminated cables can cause electric shock

21Aug
Cables - High voltage installations Port Moresby, PNG

Live unterminated cables are a serious risk to everyone, not just electrical workers. These cables are often the result of someone failing to ensure all electrical equipment in an installation has been connected. Live unterminated cables can often remain undetected as the usual electrical tests may not always identify them. This is why your visual inspection is essential, and why the Wiring Rules requires it to be performed before conducting further tests.

Posted on August 9, 2019

The Importance of having an Electrical Engineer on a Construction Site

09Aug
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When you think of a construction site you most likely go straight to the picture of tradies working primarily on building and concreting. But there is a key role that needs to be on a construction site at all times to prevent a lot of potential emergencies and accidents. And that’s an electrical engineer. 

An electrical engineer is responsible for ensuring that all configuration and installation  of electrical systems are compliant with all safety regulations. At PME PNG we ensure that all of our work sites have an electrical engineer on site at all times. We also work with only the best electrical engineers, so that you don’t have to worry about a thing. 

Posted on December 17, 2018

Port Moresby Electrical: Celebrating 50 Years

17Dec

At Port Moresby Electrical, we’re so excited to be celebrating our 50 years of operation in 2018!

We’ve been delivering our electrical and engineering expertise to Papua New Guinea since 1968 and we couldn’t be more proud. With clients from the mining, oil & gas and construction industries we’ve delivered over 1 million man hours without any lost time to injury.

Posted on November 28, 2018

Safety Tips for Summer Construction

28Nov

Safety Tips for Summer Construction

Working in construction has some great perks – one of which is being able to get out of an office and work in the sunshine. But in the hotter months of the year this stops being a perk and can actually become very dangerous.

Working for long hours in extreme heat and direct sun can escalate the dangers of construction and put your team at risk of a number of health issues such as sunburn, dehydration and heatstroke.

So we’ve put together a few easy to follow tips to ensure your workers’ safety is always your main priority and you can avoid any unnecessary negative effects on your your workers’ health.

Posted on November 1, 2018

Construction Worker Fatigue

01Nov

Fighting and Preventing Construction Worker Fatigue

Worker fatigue on a construction site can not only slow down production and lead to silly mistakes, but in this industry, it can be fatal. Construction sites are full of hazards already, so the risk of accidents and injuries is largely increased when fatigue is added into mix.

Fatigue can be mental or physical or even both, and can be caused by a great number of factors including extended hours, increased workload, personal issues or illness. So making sure you know what’s happening with your workers on site and even in their home lives is crucial.