Training Roadshow – Carbon Monoxide Safety Program

Training roadshow will prevent carbon monoxide poisoning A STATEWIDE program to enhance the skills of plumbers who install and service gas heaters, ensuring households are not at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning will be conducted across Victoria during August. The Victorian Building Authority, along with Energy Safe Victoria and Master Plumbers, will host a series of training sessions providing expert advice to registered and licensed gasfitters and Type A servicing plumbers on the latest techniques to accurately test for carbon…

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Divers’ death ‘tragic and avoidable’, Brisbane coroner finds

  Fisheries Queensland director Andrew Thwaites’ death during a recreational Morton Island scuba dive in August 2016 was “tragic and avoidable”, a Queensland coroner has found. Handing down her findings into Mr Thwaites’ death, Coroner Christine Clements said it was hoped lessons would be learned to prevent similar tragedies. Both experienced divers, Mr Thwaites, 44, and his partner Kelly-Anne Masterman had joined a group of recreational scuba divers from their diving club on a day trip to the eastern side…

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Parkes Gasfitter warns of heater dangers

In light of the mercury plummeting to minus five on more than one occasion in recent weeks, a local tradesman feels compelled to inform the public of the dangers of not having heaters serviced regularly. Plumber Gas Fitter John Gorton said he went to the home of an elderly couple recently and was shocked to find the house full of carbon monoxide. “The couple rang and said their flued gas heater wasn’t working so well and asked if I would…

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The Silent Killer in Aussie Homes

“It was just a normal Saturday night,”. That’s how Vanessa Robinson talked about the night of May 30, 2010, in a video on the Energy Safe Victoria web site. As was normal, her two children – eight-year-old Chase and six-year-old Tyler – had been playing inside the family’s Shepparton home. Following that, the family watched a few videos and went to bed. During the night, one of the kids began to cry – then the other one. They must be…

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Community Project with Launch Housing

A big thank you to our supporters who donated to the foundation this year, as your money has gone directly back into the community to provide at-risk community members with much needed services/resources. We donated over 100 packs, which each containing a beautiful plush blanket, CO alarm, CTF magnets and CTF brochure.                 We also want to thank Launch Housing & VPTA – Victorian Public Tenants Association for their amazing work in this…

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Three family members dead after horror find in NSW shed

THREE family members aged between 16 and 44 have died after being found unconscious in a shed out the back of their home in Broken Hill, New South Wales. Emergency services were called to the property on Creedon Street, in the northwest NSW mining town, about 4.30pm Thursday. The call-out came after a Cheryl Harvey reported that three people — husband Layne Harvey, 44, and their two sons Jakeb, 23 and Kurtis, 16 — were unconscious in a cellar beneath…

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