North Gold Coast Electrical http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au North Coast Electrical Sun, 21 Jul 2019 22:39:18 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 New Home Construction, Coomera Waters http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/new-home-construction-coomera-waters/ http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/new-home-construction-coomera-waters/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:57:39 +0000 http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/?p=573 Builder: JC Building & Carpentry Scope of works: Electrical installations for new home construction in Coomera Waters Estate. High End finishes including LED throughout, Strip lighting & step lighting. In-ceiling speakers installed for multi-room audio system.

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Builder: JC Building & Carpentry

Scope of works: Electrical installations for new home construction in Coomera Waters Estate. High End finishes including LED throughout, Strip lighting & step lighting. In-ceiling speakers installed for multi-room audio system.

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Hungry Jacks Toowoomba http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/hungry-jacks-toowoomba/ http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/hungry-jacks-toowoomba/#respond Fri, 28 Jun 2019 00:55:48 +0000 http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/?p=564 Principal Contractor: Hurst ConceptsClient: Hungry Jacks Works Scope:Electrical works for full refurbishment of Hungry Jacks restaurant in Toowoomba. Photo Credit: Hurst Concepts

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Principal Contractor: Hurst Concepts
Client: Hungry Jacks

Works Scope:
Electrical works for full refurbishment of Hungry Jacks restaurant in Toowoomba.

Photo Credit: Hurst Concepts

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Pacific Pines State High School Resource Centre http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/pacific-pines-state-high-school-resource-centre/ http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/pacific-pines-state-high-school-resource-centre/#respond Thu, 27 Jun 2019 01:22:44 +0000 http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/?p=554 Builder: Magnes ProjectsEnd Client: Department of Education (Qld) Works Scope Electrical, Communications & Audio Visual installations for the refurbishment of the resource centre at Pacific Pines State High School.Works Included:– Feature LED Strip– Hearing Augmentation Systems– Audio-Visual installations including smart whiteboard systems– USB Charging stations to work benches– Suspended and recess lighting, Fan replacement. Images Continue reading

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Builder: Magnes Projects
End Client: Department of Education (Qld)

Works Scope

Electrical, Communications & Audio Visual installations for the refurbishment of the resource centre at Pacific Pines State High School.
Works Included:
– Feature LED Strip
– Hearing Augmentation Systems
– Audio-Visual installations including smart whiteboard systems
– USB Charging stations to work benches
– Suspended and recess lighting, Fan replacement.

Images Courtesy of Magnes Projects

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Going Dry this July for Cancer http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/going-dry-this-july-for-cancer/ http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/going-dry-this-july-for-cancer/#respond Thu, 20 Jun 2019 22:24:43 +0000 http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/?p=550 North Gold Coast Electrical is always looking for ways to support the community. So our director has signed up to Dry July to raise funds for people affected by cancer. We’d love for you to support us and make a donation; http://www.dryjuly.com/users/peter-malady The funds we raise will help provide comfort and support to cancer patients and Continue reading

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North Gold Coast Electrical is always looking for ways to support the community.

So our director has signed up to Dry July to raise funds for people affected by cancer. We’d love for you to support us and make a donation; http://www.dryjuly.com/users/peter-malady

The funds we raise will help provide comfort and support to cancer patients and their families when they need it most. 
Thanks in advance for your generosity.

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Tips for Getting an Electrical Apprenticeship http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/tips-for-getting-an-electrical-apprenticeship/ http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/tips-for-getting-an-electrical-apprenticeship/#respond Fri, 17 May 2019 00:40:21 +0000 http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/?p=545 Scarcely a week goes by without multiple enquiries to our office from aspiring electricians looking to gain an electrical apprenticeship. When we’ve advertised to recruit apprentices in the past we’ve often received hundreds of applications in a number of days. All this is to say there’s huge demand for electrical apprentice positions from jobseekers, so Continue reading

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Scarcely a week goes by without multiple enquiries to our office from aspiring electricians looking to gain an electrical apprenticeship. When we’ve advertised to recruit apprentices in the past we’ve often received hundreds of applications in a number of days. All this is to say there’s huge demand for electrical apprentice positions from jobseekers, so we’ve put together some tips on getting an apprenticeship based on what we look for when recruiting.

 

  1. Pre-Apprentice programs

There’s a range of pre-apprenticeship programs out there, these programs through Registered Training Organisations (RTO) offer a good introduction to trade work. We make it a mandatory requirement that apprenticeship applicants have attained a Certificate II in Electrotechnology when applying for a role with us.

A Cert II provides a range of skills such as an introduction to electrical theory, safe work procedures and hands on work. Having a cert II on your resume demonstrates commitment to an electrical career. You’ll also get your CPR/LVR and white card from doing the certificate, which are always a requirement for undertaking trade work.

Here’s a link to the TAFE Queensland page on their CERTII program: https://tafeqld.edu.au/courses/17886/certificate-ii-in-electrotechnology-career-start

  1. Work experience

Undertaking work experience with an electrical contractor is usually a part of a cert II program. Having successfully completed work experience shows us that you’ve seen what it takes to do electrical work out in the field.

Our recommendation for anyone undertaking work experience is to ask your host employer for a written recommendation that you can attach to your resume to help your application stand out.

Employers usually have to fill out a feedback form for your RTO as well, if that’s the case make sure you get a copy before submitting it. Good feedback might give you a competitive edge when your application is reviewed.

  1. Attention to detail and communication

These days there’s a lot of paperwork that goes into being an electrician from filling out job-cards and test results or making written communications to co-workers and clients. In all of those activities your written communication will need to be professional and demonstrate an attention to detail.

Your job application is a good opportunity to show us that you’re capable of a high standard of written communication. Make sure you check spelling and punctuation, ensure that things like your email address are suitable for professional communication and not an inappropriate joke from when you made it as a teenager.

  1. Follow up an application

Your application may be number 175 out of 320, so it’s important to separate yourself from the pack. A follow up call for an application you’ve submitted shows initiative and motivation and gives the opportunity for a quick chat about your application and the role.

  1. A manual Drivers Licence

In our experience, most electrical contracting companies have their electricians and apprentices working out of manual vans every day, its important that applicants applying for a position can operate those vehicles from day one. So, get your manual licence if you don’t have one already!

  1. Write a cover letter, don’t be too generic, address the details

When applying for an advertised position, make sure you read the ad thoroughly and provide a resume and cover letter that is current and addresses all the requirements of the ad. A cover letter doesn’t have to be an essay on your hopes and dreams, our tip is to use the cover letter to tick off all the boxes for the role and demonstrate your professionalism and communication skills.

  1. Don’t take it personally

Whenever we’re inundated with good applications we always regret that we don’t have more positions available! So, if you don’t hear back from us, don’t despair another opportunity might be right around the corner.

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Whats New: Clipsal Iconic Range http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/whats-new-clipsal-iconic-range/ http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/whats-new-clipsal-iconic-range/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:43:00 +0000 http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/?p=538 You’ll find clipsal’s classic range of switches and power outlets in homes and businesses all over Australia. But you might not yet have seen their new range of ‘Iconic’ products. Which sees sleek new designs and modern features integrated with that classic clipsal quality. Here’s how Clipsal describe them: “Clipsal Iconic® is a modern electrical accessories Continue reading

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You’ll find clipsal’s classic range of switches and power outlets in homes and businesses all over Australia. But you might not yet have seen their new range of ‘Iconic’ products. Which sees sleek new designs and modern features integrated with that classic clipsal quality.

Here’s how Clipsal describe them:

“Clipsal Iconic® is a modern electrical accessories range, based on a slim, sleek, clean design that is easy to customise and blends in with your environment.

Clipsal’s latest range is loaded with clever features and benefits like new game changing modular mechs and grids with changeable skins and dollies for unrivalled customisation now and in the future. Clipsal Iconic – next generation wall switches and sockets that give you more options than ever before.”

Check out some images of the new range below and be sure to checkout the video to see how versatile and adaptable they are for any home.

A whole new modern style

 

Fast charge your devices on a convenient shelf.

Easily integrate your existing installations in a bluetooth controlled app

 

North Gold Coast Electrical is a full service electrical company, based on the Gold Coast for 15 years we service both domestic and commercial sectors and can assist you with any of your electrical needs. Give us a call today to find out more.

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The risk is real – one safety switch may not be enough http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/the-risk-is-real-one-safety-switch-may-not-be-enough/ http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/the-risk-is-real-one-safety-switch-may-not-be-enough/#respond Wed, 23 Jan 2019 23:17:46 +0000 http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/?p=534 The Queensland Government has released a useful video explaining the importance of multiple safety switches in a domestic installation. Give it a watch and get in touch with North Gold Coast Electrical, your experienced Gold Coast Electrician.

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The Queensland Government has released a useful video explaining the importance of multiple safety switches in a domestic installation. Give it a watch and get in touch with North Gold Coast Electrical, your experienced Gold Coast Electrician.

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Safety Switch changes http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/safety-switch-changes/ http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/safety-switch-changes/#respond Wed, 23 Jan 2019 05:46:06 +0000 http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/?p=528 Changes to RCD requirements The wiring rules have changed in Australia and your switchboard might be due for a change with them. Previously only circuits with socket outlets required protection from a residual current device (or ‘safety switches’) but now all final sub-circuits need to be protected. That means not only your power points but Continue reading

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Changes to RCD requirements

The wiring rules have changed in Australia and your switchboard might be due for a change with them.

Previously only circuits with socket outlets required protection from a residual current device (or ‘safety switches’) but now all final sub-circuits need to be protected.

That means not only your power points but also hardwired equipment like hot water services, cooktops & AC units as well as your lighting needs to be protected.

Updating your circuit protection will not only make your home compliant though, it will also make you and your family safer.

The Electrical Safety Office recommends that each circuit receive its own safety switch, rather then safety switches sharing protection across circuits. North Gold Coast Electrical endorses that recommendation, out experience working on homes on the Gold Coast for 15 years has been that when shared safety switches trip it increases the cost and inconvenience of fault rectification.

To book an appointment with a qualified electrician to upgrade your safety switches call North gold Coast Electrical today on (07) 55 000 222

For more information read the brochure from the electrical safety office below

 

Safety

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Electrical Safety at Christmas Time http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/electrical-safety-at-christmas-time/ http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/electrical-safety-at-christmas-time/#respond Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:01:24 +0000 http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/?p=522 In the Christmas season it is great to see more and more homes bringing colour and light to their neighbourhoods with dramatic Christmas lighting installations celebrating the festive season. Its important to make sure the lighting you’re using and the way its installed doesn’t cause any electrical or fire hazards. Worksafe Queensland provides the following Continue reading

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In the Christmas season it is great to see more and more homes bringing colour and light to their neighbourhoods with dramatic Christmas lighting installations celebrating the festive season.

Its important to make sure the lighting you’re using and the way its installed doesn’t cause any electrical or fire hazards.

Worksafe Queensland provides the following helpful tips for ensuring your lighting is safe:
• Use indoor lights indoors and outdoor lights outdoors.
• Buy Australian-compliant Christmas lights (be wary of purchasing non-compliant lights over the internet from overseas).
• Check old Christmas lights before re-using them.
• Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
• Don’t alter or modify lights.
• Ensure all lights, extension leads and power boards are suitable for the intended use (e.g external or internal).
• Test your safety switch and smoke detector to make sure they are working.
• Keep Christmas lights out of reach of children.
• Always turn off decorative lighting before going to bed or leaving your house.

You can read more tips and learn ways to determine if your Christmas lighting is Australian compliant on their website at https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/injury-prevention-safety/electricity/homeowners-and-consumers/use-safe-christmas-lights

We would recommend that if you’re unsure, get a qualified electrician like the experienced team at North Gold Coast Electrical to check your safety switches, smoke detectors and lighting installations for safety and compliance.

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New postal flyer, Special offer on smoke detector testing http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/new-postal-flyer-special-offer-on-smoke-detector-testing/ http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/new-postal-flyer-special-offer-on-smoke-detector-testing/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2018 22:46:57 +0000 http://northgoldcoastelectrical.com.au/?p=517 The regulations governing smoke detector installations in residential properties have changed and North Gold Coast Electrical is offering a special promotion to help local’s ensure their homes and property are compliant and safe. For a limited time, we will be offering a low-cost smoke detector test at only $10 with NO CALL OUT fee. We Continue reading

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The regulations governing smoke detector installations in residential properties have changed and North Gold Coast Electrical is offering a special promotion to help local’s ensure their homes and property are compliant and safe.

For a limited time, we will be offering a low-cost smoke detector test at only $10 with NO CALL OUT fee. We will also test your safety switches for FREE when we attend to site.

The promotion is time and geographically limited so get in now to ensure you save money and guarantee the compliance of your home.

The flyer below has been delivered to 50,000 homes around the northern Gold Coast and outline the promotion.

Call North Gold Coast Electrical to speak to a qualified and experienced Gold Coast Electrician today,

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