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New Apprentice

TA Welcomes New Apprentice

Our electrical company would like to welcome our newest TA member and apprentice Dylan Weger. Dylan enjoys quite a bit of football as we all do, playing and captaining sides from his home town on the Yorke Peninsula, and even playing U14’s and 15’s for Woodville West Torrens. Dylan has black, white and teal running through his veins. Our automation company hope he doesn’t clash with the Hawthorn supporting boss! Welcome to the team Dylan!


Nick killing it on the Gold Coast

This time last year our former football playing apprentice Nick Holman was heading into finals with SANFL club Central Districts, gearing up for a chance at the Magary Medal and contemplating entering the rookie draft for another shot at AFL. He was able to get picked up at #19 and we waved goodbye in November. Since then Nick has excelled playing with the GC Suns. Named in the side every week averaging 13 disposals per game, he has kicked all 14

Back To Work

Welcome to 2017!

We hope all of our customers, clients and subscribers had a wonderful break, kept cool and are back at the wheel for what we expect to be a full-on year. Our emergency electricians have been thrown straight into it with several large ongoing projects and enquiries coming in for more jobs. Our EcoXpert is busy too with a new grant scheme coming from the SA government, continue reading for more information. As we mentioned in the first edition, we encourage your


$31 million for large businesses to help manage power costs

The South Australian Government announced last week that it will provide $31 million to assist large energy using businesses in South Australia to manage their electricity costs and contribute energy supply benefits to the state. The Energy Productivity Program will be available to businesses that use more than 160MWh of electricity each year to incentivise investment in energy productivity measures. The program has two components:Energy Productivity Audit Grant Program – grants of 75 per cent of the cost of a Level 2


We can help with that Level 2 Energy Audit!

Our Electrical Contractors are EcoXperts certified by Clipsal and Schneider Electric. Our automation team are trained in performing that Level 2 Energy Audit your big business needs to get an application in for the state government energy grant mentioned in the article above. Please visit the state government website for the application criteria. Applications close 31st May, 2017. If you’re not a big business but are still interested in learning how much you could save on energy usage, we

Gerard Electric

Aussie History

This month in Electrical Gems Magazine, the editors have showcased some of Australias most popular brands. After the celebration of Australia Day, we thought we’d share some history on some of the companies and products that our Electrical Company support in our everyday work. Clipsal by Schneider Electric: Est. Adelaide, 1920 The Clipsal brand name first appeared in 1920, when Alfred Gerard developed a range of adjustable, clip-on metal conduit fittings. It ‘clips all sizes’ was the claim, which was then



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Bright Spark Laughs

If you plant a light bulb in your garden, does it grow into a power plant? My friend told me how electricity is measured and I was like Watt! My electrician friend accidentally blew the power to the ice making factory. Now they’ve gone into liquidation. My wife said to me that the spark between us had gone. So I tasered her. I’ll ask her again when she wakes up. Never trust an emergency electrician with no eyebrows. My tight-fisted neighbor doesn’t want to pay for an



Test the smoke alarm and battery every month Our emergency electricians and rcd testers suggest the it’s important that your smoke alarm battery backup is checked regularly, to ensure the best protection for your home. To test, press the Test/Hush button on the unit, or via the remote Test/Hush wall switch available on surface mounting bases. Checking the battery should be done with the mains power switched off. The alarm should sound, indicating that the battery condition is acceptable. If the

Electrical Parts

Cheap but second rate electrical parts

We all want the best price & it’s only human to seek it. However we all need to remember that age old rule that we all know “you get what you pay for”. I suggest you look for value for money, so not necessarily the cheapest price but the one in which you feel you are getting the most bang for your buck. The reason I am mentioning this obvious rule is because the electrical industry is becoming flooded with in