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Owners of high voltage Installations have responsibilities to ensure safe operation of their electrical infrastructure. Periodic inspections can prolong the lifetime of the equipment while correct operating procedures and meeting Australian Standards compliance regulations.

BDD's  accedited high voltage compliance audit and installation safety management service provides 3rd party audits of customers high voltage installations, protection and ancillary equipment supported by documentation that outlines customers electrical systems. The report advise customers how to rectify areas of non-compliance, suggested remedial actions and compliance information for Service and Installation Rules and relevant standards.

  • BDD has an accredited High Voltage Auditor on hand to ensure work that has been perfromed meets the relevent standards (AS3000 AS2067 AS3008 etc as per the requirement of the electricity regulations.
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All new installations should have had this done however in the real world this only partially covers the requirements as things get changed added and repaired and often leaves the once complient installation very much lacking and unsafe - Protection and safety clearances are normally the worst offending problems.  Periodic Audits is the best way to ensure the installation meets safety requiments and ensures both plant and workers remain as safe as possible. We do Draglines shovels Transmission Lines, Substations and High Voltage Motors aswell as switchboards RMU's and ancillary equipment.

Existing Equipment

As we all know everything has a lifecycle and is prone to damage and wear.  Powelines crossarms always end up rotting splitting and sometimes it just wasnt put in correctly in the first place.  Give us a call here and we can organise a cycle to get your equipment checked to give you peace of mind and minimal breakdowns

 

Statutory requirements High Voltage Audits

From the Electricity safety Regulations 2002 it’s a requirement to get a High Voltage audit done to an installation before connection or reconnection.

    • High voltage or hazardous area electrical installation not

      to be connected to electricity source without inspection

      (1) A person must not connect or reconnect a high voltage

      electrical installation, or an electrical installation located in a

      hazardous area, to a source of electricity after electrical

      installation work or electric line work (the electrical work)

      has been performed on the electrical installation unless—

       

      (a) the electrical work has been inspected by an accredited

      auditor; and

      (b) the accredited auditor has confirmed that the electrical

      installation, to the extent it is affected by the electrical

      work, has been tested to ensure it is electrically safe and

      is in accordance with the requirements of the wiring

      rules and any other standard applying under this

      regulation to the electrical installation.

    • (2) A person must not, at a particular place, connect a high

      voltage electrical installation, or an electrical installation located in a hazardous area, to a source of electricity for the

      first time at the place unless—

      (a) the electrical installation has been inspected by an

      accredited auditor; and

      (b) the accredited auditor has confirmed that the electrical

      installation has been tested to ensure it is electrically

      safe and is in accordance with the requirements of the

      wiring rules and any other standard applying under this

      regulation to the electrical installation.

      located in a hazardous area, to a source of electricity for the

      first time at the place unless—

      (a) the electrical installation has been inspected by an

      accredited auditor; and

      (b) the accredited auditor has confirmed that the electrical

      installation has been tested to ensure it is electrically

      safe and is in accordance with the requirements of the

      wiring rules and any other standard applying under this

      regulation to the electrical installation.

Accreditations

 

BDD recognises that it has a responsibility to manage the environmental impact of its operations. For many years BDD has been committed to being an environmentally conscious organisation, conducting its business in a socially responsible and ethical manner. BDD has now made a formal commitment to manage and reduce its environmental impacts through implementing an Environmental Management System that has successfully achieved certification to the ISO14001:2004 international standard.

BDD has a verifiable commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for our employees.  It is an assessment specifically designed for occupational health and safety management systems.  Our commitment to providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employees is directly linked to our customers. Being awarded OHSAS 18001

Accreditations

 

BDD has recently received ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard accreditation assuring excellence and quality control in all areas of business. This certified standard is reviewed and re-assessed annually to ensure the business is ever improving and operating to high standards. The International Standards Organisation is the World's largest developer of standards with 162 member countries. With this worldwide recognition, ISO certification is a recognised way of proving an organisation's credentials and BDD are proud to be ISO 9001 accredited.

With BDD's committment to Safety, Environmental and Quality managment ensures the client always recieves services to meet there requirements that are consistant and predictable results in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.