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Playing it Safe

WHEN IT COMES TO ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, YOU CAN’T CUT CORNERS ON SAFETY. AS ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF LUGS, LINKS AND CONNECTORS, CABAC ENDORSES AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS CERTIFICATION FOR ITS PRODUCT RANGE

The use of electricity as an energy source brings with it risks that need to be understood and managed. The use of non-standard certified products is a very dangerous practice that can have tragic outcomes; according to recent statistics, more than 11,000 house fires and 60 fatalities in Australia and NZ have been linked to non-compliant products.

Providing safe electrical equipment in Australia that complies with safety requirements and relevant standards is a must for any responsible reseller or contractor involved in the manufacturer or installation of electrical equipment. CABAC is committed to designing, engineering, manufacturing and distributing products that meet all applicable laws, regulations, voluntary standards and industry practices. Acknowledging the trust customers place in the company, CABAC strives to produce high-quality products and services with a commitment to continuous improvement in product performance and compliance with all relevant standards proven by test certification.

For three decades, CABAC has ensured the electrical products it designs, manufactures and distributes comply with Australian and New Zealand standards. CABAC’s extensive range of more than 4,500 lug, link and connector product lines to the electrical industry is engineered, tested and certified to Australian specification and standards.

The electrical industry and trades need to be aware the standards and specifications for lugs, links and connectors for Australia are unique to this country. Over the past two years we have seen a number of lugs and links that claim to be compliant to Australian standards when they are nothing of the sort.

To help combat the use of non-compliant products, CABAC has launched a 12-month lugs, links and connectors certification campaign, appropriately nicknamed Play It Safe. This campaign is dedicated to ensuring that end users are aware  they are putting lives, property, themselves and their business at risk if they use a non-certified inferior lug, link or connector. The campaign will also highlight how you can get caught out by false or misleading statements by companies or individuals claiming  products are compliant when in actual fact they are not.

Brad Dowe, CABAC chief executive officer, says: “Play it safe and insist on CABAC-branded certified lugs, links and connectors – engineered in Australia and certified to Australian standards in a NATA-accredited test laboratory. Always demand a product that is certified to Australian standards.”

The first step to not getting tricked into purchasing a non-certified product is to buy a reputable brand like CABAC. Second, look for a clear, distinctive brand on the product and don’t be afraid to ask for the testing certificate or a declaration of conformity. Elena Zaballero, CABAC marketing communications manager, says: “CABAC is a trusted brand name. We have our brand clearly marked on our products and packaging. Our lugs, links and connectors are also backed by test certification and declarations of conformity. These tests are done in an accredited NATA test laboratory.”

Read the full article, originally pulished in Electrical Gems Issue #131