ISSUE 10 - jun/jul/aug 2014


• Annual Wage Review


• New Mildred Valve

• Back in black

• Dual Pex Clip

• Ningi Reflux Valves

• Floor waste system

• Bariatric Products


• New Web App

• QLD Plumbing Awards

• Unsecured cookers

• Building regs reform

• Apprenticeship Grants


• What we've been up to

• Page 1 or its free!


• This month's joke




Beware of unsecured cookers

A recent accident in Victoria in which a young girl received serious burns when hot oil on the stove poured over her when she stood on an open oven door and the cooker tilted forward, is a salient reminder to check that freestanding cookers are properly secured.

An inspection of the installation revealed the freestanding cooker had not been fixed in place with anti-tilt brackets, as specified by the manufacturer.


Energy Safe VictoriaChild is reminding gasfitters and electricians to follow the manufacturer's instructions to ensure that all freestanding cookers are well-secured at installation and also to check their stability when servicing.


Freestanding gas cooking appliances, including those with a gas hob and electric oven, must be installed and comply with the requirements of AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 Part 1: General installations.


Freestanding electric cookers, which are hard-wired to an electrical supply, must be installed and comply with the requirements of AS/NZS 3000:2007 Wiring Rules.

So always make sure the cooker:

• Operates in a safe and reliable manner in the course of normal operating conditions.
• Does not cause a danger from electric shock, fire, high temperature or physical injury in the event of reasonably expected conditions of abnormal operation, overload, fault or external influences
• Be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.


For more information, go to the ESV website at

or phone ESV on 1800 652 563.