You can receive an electrical defect notice if your connection to the electricity network doesn’t meet safety standards. They are primarily issued by your distrubtor based on inspections they undertake.
|DISTRIBUTORS||AREAS SERVED||FAULTS NO.|
|Powercor Australia||Western suburbs and western Victoria||13 24 12|
|Ausnet Services||Outer northern and eastern suburbs and eastern Victoria||13 17 99|
|United Energy Distribution||Southern suburbs and Mornington peninsula||13 20 99|
|Citipower||City and inner suburbs||13 12 80|
|Jemena||Northern and north-western suburbs||
13 16 26
There can be a variety of reasons why you’d receive an electrical defect notice, but the most common are:
Firstly, move quickly. The power distributor usually gives you 28 days to act depending on the severity of the fault. Sometimes they may disconnect power straight away if its a posing a safety risk.
Don’t wait until the day before the deadline, because the repairs might not being done in time. Please give Want A Sparky a call straight away so we can assist and advise you of the best solution.
TYPICAL EXAMPLE OF A DEFECT NOTICE
Private Overhead Electric Lines
While POELs are primarily the responsibility of the owner, UE will inspect them on a cycle not exceeding three years, notify the owner of any defects found and monitor the process of fault rectification. The rectification of defects is the responsibility of the owner of the POEL. The POEL within the HBRA will also be inspected annually prior to the declared fire risk period as part of the pre-summer inspection and cutting or removal program for the appropriate clearance from vegetation. UE requires that POELs within the HBRA are made safe before the fire season, and will disconnect supply on total fire ban days or under direction from ESV if repairs are not completed. Where a POEL is found to be defective and is to be replaced, the replacement service will be the most appropriate type, either an underground service or a HV line and substation. As required by Regulation 403 of the Electricity Safety (Installations) Regulations 1999, POELs in need of substantial reconstruction will be required to be replaced with underground consumer's mains. Further details are contained in the Private Overhead Electric Lines Procedure FPP25.
If you have any of the following questions please call or email us at Want A Sparky for further advice to have your issue's sorted out immediately by one of our qualified electricians.
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