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Fieldays 2019 – Will You Be There?

If you are in Hamilton for the Fieldays at Mystery Creek 2019, call into the ‘town and country’ marquee, site 180.

Some might wonder why New Zealand’s oldest nationwide electrical safety company would be exhibiting at a ‘farming show’. To put it simply, electricity does not discriminate against anyone – town and country people still get electric shocks and can still die as a result.  Electricity is silent and can be deadly. When you think about it, the typical non-farm workplace accident will usually happen to employees whereas farm accidents, in our case electric shock or worse electrocution, is more likely to involve close family members. Either way regardless someone and their family are effected.

Electric shocks can be fatal so whether it is at the bank, hotel, school, factory or farm we want to help make a difference. Many farms and older business may have a lot of gear, be it guns, tractors or tools, so how do you know what is electrically safe? When it comes to electrical safety, age can increase the likelihood of something becoming unsafe, however even newish equipment may actually hide deadly unseen secret defects.

Metrotest, which started on a rural property in Okaramio Marlborough, operate a nationwide electrical safety service for businesses in town but have a solution for farms and rural businesses too. This solution won’t cost you a fortune and will remove the ‘safe or unsafe?’ gamble you might be having, so call in and see us. We have free, expert advice from people in the know and there will also be people who live in the rural community at our stand – our managing Director has a 300 Acre property in Marlborough, so we know town and country and the differences between them! In today’s world much emphasis is placed on compliance, however at Metrotest we believe that safety is the primary key rather than just compliance, that is why the solutions and products that we supply are different from our competitors. Safety protects you whereas compliance is a tick in the a box – don’t be a compliance box ticker when it costs the same to tick the safety box as well. Remember the lives of family, friends, neighbours and workmates are on the line.

We can make your place much more electrically safe by showing you how to check for faults in electrical equipment, testing tools and equipment or testing electrical safety switches (RCD’S) and just knowing what to look for that might indicate warning signs. If you have a lot of buried cables then a cable locator might be worth keeping next to the digger!

Call in for a chat and also go into the draw to win your own ‘Farm Electrical  Safety Package’, worth up to $4,000.

The Farm Electrical Safety Package Giveaway will include:

  • EasiPAT 10 PAT tester + hard carry case
  • Competency training course (test and tag)
  • 4 X rolls of Tiny Test Tags
  • CEM RCD tester
  • Metrel Digital Multi Meter
  • Safety tag removal tool

A total value of over $4000!


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Metrotest Auckland Training Courses Coming Soon to North Shore

The New Year is just around the corner, and we have good news to get your 2019 off to a great start. We are happy to announce that, starting next year, we are going to run our training courses in the North Shore!

Metrotest is a reliable industry professional partner when it comes to electrical instrument supply and training. Our goal is to help as many people and companies as possible to minimize risks and hazards by obtaining competence and certification in testing and tagging electrical devices.

The decision to bring our electrical safety training courses in North Shore comes after seeing the growing need for compliance and workplace safety in the area.

Below are some of the training courses we offer:

Product Training Course

This course covers the proper and safe operation of electrical instruments like RCD testers, multimeters and portable appliance testers (PATs). It is an on-site, instructor-led workshop that teaches you how to use test and measurement devices. Expect to learn about the types of test instruments, routine maintenance tasks, preventive and predictive maintenance, and more.

You can book this training for your staff or yourself to ensure you get accurate readings and testing information every time.

AS/NZ 3760:2010 Training Course

Knowledge of applicable standards and regulations is important where electrical equipment testing is concerned. This course, also known as In-service Safety Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment, covers correct and safe procedures in testing and tagging electrical items, according to class type, nature of use, etc. It also touches on regulatory requirements for record keeping, tagging information, etc.

Anyone can take this course. You do not need to be an electrically registered professional. So if you want yourself or your own in-house team to test and tag the electrical equipment in your office or workplace, you can have them take this training.

We offer an initial training course as well as a refresher training course.

AS/NZS 3551:2012 Training Course

The AS/NZS 3551 Standard outlines protocols and procedures for developing management programs for medical equipment. In this course, you will learn how to test and tag medical devices to ensure compliance with the Standard.

Head on over to our Training Courses page to learn more or to book your training! Or you may call us on 0800 638 768 (NZ) or 1800 789 973 (AU) if you wish to speak to a professional.

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Metrotest Will Be Joining the Auckland Build 2018 Expo!

Auckland Build is New Zealand’s largest gathering of professionals from the construction, architecture, design and facilities management sectors. These include builders, architects, contracts manager, financiers, consultants, suppliers, developers, government and other key players in the industry.

For 2018, the organisers of the event, Oliver Kinross Ltd, have prepared 4 industry-leading summits and conferences. There’s the Auckland Build Expo Conference, the Buildings and Facilities Management Summit, the BIM & Digital Construction Summit and the Women in Construction Summit, which are all free to join for attendees! Supported by over 200 exhibitors, 60 build partners and 90 senior speakers, this year’s show is going to be the grandest and biggest in its history. Thousands of attendees are expected to gather for the 2-day event – and the Metrotest team is going to be one of them!

This year’s theme will be built around: Women in Construction, the KiwiBuild house building programme, building management, smart technology, the cost to build in New Zealand, recruitment and training, and many more.

Among the important topics that will be discussed are:

  • Concrete and sustainability
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Ecolabels
  • Innovation in sustainable building materials
  • Why quality matters in NZ’ housing crisis
  • Ethical timber
  • Challenges women face within the construction industry
  • Initiatives and programs to increase female participation
  • Companies that are taking initiatives to increase diversity
  • Augmented and virtual reality (VR) in construction planning and visualization
  • BIM, VR and controlling
  • Opportunities and developments in Auckland
  • Buildings of the future
  • Design solutions for Auckland 2027
  • The coming revolution to buildings and homes

In addition to the live demonstrations, exhibitions and free conferences, we heard there will also be live music and a beer craft festival. So it will be a fun way to get the latest developments, trends and opportunities in the construction and design industry, as well as to add new important contacts to your networking list.

Opening times will be:

Thursday 8th November: 9:30AM – 6 PM
Friday 9th November: 9:30AM – 5 PM

Come and meet the Metrotest team on November 8th and 9th at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland! See you there!