There are more than 20 WA Electrical Inspectors who visit homes, commercial premises and construction sites to check that any new electrical equipment installed is safe and meets regulations.
Who are they?
WA Electrical Inspectors (WAEI) is owned and operated by Western Power. Their team of electrical inspectors perform a unique role on behalf of the WA safety regulator, EnergySafety. This designation is issued under the Energy Coordination Act 1994 and provides certain powers of inspection including entry without notice on to or into land or premises and the right to make any inspection, examination, sampling, inquiry, test, or information request.
The WAEI also helps Western Power, as the network operator, to satisfy the requirements of regulation 253 of the Electricity Regulations 1947, “Systems of inspection”.
What do they do ?
Simply, They carry out inspections on electrical equipment and connection services and currently undertake around 25,000 inspections each year, these may be on anything from a new kitchen fan through to a new streetlight or even an entire hospital. As the Electricity Network provider, Western Power can play an important role in keeping the community safe by ensuring all properties are safely connected to the poles and wires in the south west of Western Australia. Here’s some examples of new installations that are automatically selected for inspection by WAEI sampled inspection system – Fiona Stanley Hospital, the new Perth stadium, Elizabeth Key, possibly your new house or the new down-lights you just had installed.
WAEI is also responsible for carrying out investigations into electrical fire and electric shock incidents on properties.
Can Stevenson Electrical help you ?
Yes we can,The Proprietor of the business Brian Stevenson has been trained in electric shock investigation and has worked in an operational role with Western Power as a Project Network Officer, one key area of a network officers duties are to investigate electrical shocks from a network perspective. Simply put, if you report tingle or electric shocks Brian has the knowledge and experience to work with Western Power to ensure your installation is safe. Check out our Questions and answers in relation to inspection and testing for further information.