The sparc-FMA International Lighting & Facilities Event (sparc-FMA) will be held over three days, from 30 May–1 June 2017, at the new International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour — in the very heart of Vivid Sydney.
Master Builders Australia (MBA) is confident that 2017 is off to a good start in terms of business confidence. MBA National Manager – Housing Matthew Pollock said improved conditions in the December 2016 quarter combined with positive sentiment across both residential and commercial sectors have created sales and profitability increases and the highest employment intentions since 2014.
The 5th annual Arc Flash Conference is being held in Melbourne from 8–9 March 2017. The event will focus on the latest developments and best practice for dealing with arc flash hazards and attendees will be given the opportunity to discuss issues directly with industry experts and to gain practical application knowledge.
The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) remains hopeful of a brighter year for apprentices in 2017, following declines in the take-up and completion of apprenticeships in the June Quarter of 2016, said CEO Suresh Manickam.
The Victorian Government has announced a review of the state's electricity network safety framework, to be headed by Dr Paul Grimes.
It may be well be summer, but much of Australia has seen record extreme heat in recent weeks, with more set to come. The recent spate of hot weather conditions across much of the country has prompted a warning from Unions NSW.
Workplace injury doesn't begin and end with the event itself.
Scientists from Stanford University have developed the thinnest possible electrical wires, a mere three atoms wide, according to a report on ScienceAlert.
The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) and the Textile Clothing and Footware Union of Australia (TCFUA) are one step closer to amalgamation, having signed an amalgamation memorandum of understanding. The two unions have been increasingly collaborating over the last 12 months.
There have been far too many electrical deaths in Australia this year, with in excess of 100 families burying a loved one who has been tragically killed while on the job.
The announcement from Western Australia's Barnett government of plans to sell 51% of the state's power utility if re-elected has caused concern.
Last week, the Fair Work Commission handed down its findings from negotiations between publicly owned Essential Energy and the unions representing the majority of workers employed by the company. The negotiations aimed to settle on a revised enterprise agreement and have been in play since June 2015, when the previous agreement expired. Among the points of contention in discussion were provisions for redundancy and outsourcing.