Electrical Power Tools and Equipment
If you have not purchased electrical tools and equipment in this auction disregard this notice.
Electrical Power Tools and Equipment (Inc. electrical leads)
The electrical articles in this auction have not been proved to be electrically safe. The electrical articles have not been tested by a qualified electrical worker and have not been proved to be
electrically safe. General advice on how to use second-hand electrical power tools and equipment (including electrical leads) safely. General safe use advice for electrical power tools and equipment etc. intended for use with rated voltage of not more than 250V for single phase appliances and 480V for other appliances. This advice is not intended to replace specific manufacturer's information but can be used as a general guide. This advice does not cater for young children or people who are physically weak.
You are urged to:
- Use the power tool only for its intended purpose.
- If the power tool is for indoor use only, do not use outdoors.
- Do not immerse the power tool in water unless it is designed for this purpose.
- Keep hands, fingers, feet, toes and hair away from dangerous moving parts, cutting blades and the like.
- Do not use electrical power tools in the rain.
- Make sure you have dry hands when operating an electrical power tool.
- Do not use a damaged power tool.
- A power tool may not be intended for use by children or people with an illness or disability without supervision.
- Young children should not be allowed to play with the power tool.
- Some power tools require special precautions for installation or user maintenance or both.
- The plug must be removed from the socket-outlet before any cleaning or maintenance is done.
- Do not place cord extension sockets or portable power outlet boards where they may be splashed or where moisture may get in.
- Ensure ventilation holes or outlets are not blocked or partially obstructed.
- If a fixed power tool does not have a supply cord and plug or other means for disconnection from the supply, a means for disconnection must be incorporated into the fixed wiring according to the Wiring Rules.
- If the supply cord or plug is damaged:
- The manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified person must replace the cord to prevent an accident.
- Power tools with specially prepared cords must be replaced by a special cord or assembly available from the manufacturer or its service agent.
- Other power tools that have a supply cord that cannot be replaced, should be scrapped.
- The power tool should be maintained in order to ensure a long, useful life and to protect the operator against electric shock or mechanical mishaps.
- A safety switch can enhance electrical safety when using electrical power tools.
Non-Prescribed Electrical Equipment
The DIY signage attached is in relation to non-prescribed electrical equipment purchased, of which electrical work is required under the Qld Electrical Safety Act 2002 to be performed by a licensed electrical contractor or licensed electrical worker.
- fixed-wired electrical equipment, such as air conditioners, stoves, ovens, electric hot water systems, ceiling fans, light fittings
- electrical accessories, such as socket outlets, light switches, electrical cable, wall switches, plugs and cord extension sockets
- electrical parts, such as electrical motors, switches, solenoids, elements