MEA Calls On Candidates To Put The Safety Of Queenslanders First

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16 January 2015

Master Electricians Australia (MEA) is today calling on all parties in the lead up to the 2015 Queensland Election to commit to implementing much needed safety measures.

MEA CEO Malcolm Richards said it’s time our candidates committed to implementing the recommendations handed down from the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program.

“We have long campaigned for a review of safety switches, which would require the phase in mandatory fitting of safety switches to all capable circuits in Queensland homes,” Mr Richards said.

“We are also deeply concerned about imported cabling which doesn’t meet Australian standards, as there’s currently no record of who has purchased or installed faulty electrical equipment, which becomes critical information in the event of a product recall,” he said.

MEA has specified five election priorities regarding electrical safety ahead of polling day:

  • Increase the installation of safety switches;
  • Improve fairness of retention monies;
  • Ensure safety of electrical equipment;
  • Broaden the recall of faulty cables;
  • Create more apprentice pathways.

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