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HOME ELECTRICAL SAFETY CHECKLIST

SPECIALISING IN RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL SERVICES PERTH

It’s in everyones best interest to ensure regular electrical safety checks around the home. As an extension of our service we encourage our clients to complete these tests and we’re available to provide support and assistance as and when required.

Disclaimer: These articles are purely for your information. Never attempt to carry out any work that only a qualified electrician should perform.

  • Have installed safety switches or RCDs and test every three months.
  • Smoke alarms are in working order and tested monthly, with their batteries replaced each year.
  • For any electrical work, you always use a licensed electrician.
  • You never use any electrical tool, appliance or lead which you know has a frayed cord or is faulty.
  • Do not have any electrical appliances operating near or in pools or wet areas.
  • All power points in your home are undamaged and in good working order.
  • The power is always turned off before you enter the ceiling space.
  • The power switch is off before you plug in or unplug an appliance or power tool.
  • Downlights do not have any ceiling insulation covering them.
  • You check for overhead powerlines and service lines, especially when using a ladder.
  • Power points have plastic plugs inserted when not in use to help keep young children safe.
  • Your children have been taught by you about how to keep safe around electricity.
  • Outside party lights are suitable for outdoor usage.
  • Solar power system is checked yearly.
  • Any private power poles on your property have been checked by an electrician during the past five years.
  • All electrical equipment has its manufacturer’s instructions handy.
  • The earth stake for your home is in good condition.

HOME RENOVATION TIPS

Before you undertake any home renovations that could involve areas where electrical wires are present, please call Down Under W.A Electrical on 0451-001-461. We operate all over Perth City area and beyond.

  • All home renovations have potential electrical risks and require you to be vigilant, even if there is no direct electrical involvement.
  • If you are not a licensed electrician, you should never do your own electrical work as it is illegal, dangerous and if you have an electrical fire, your home insurance company may not cover you.
  • All electrical work regardless of whether it is a small or large job must be done by a registered electrician.
  • The only jobs a homeowner can do in regards to electrical work are change a light bulb or tube, reset a fuse or change a fluorescent bulb or tube.
  • You may purchase electrical supplies or appliances which need hardwiring, but it is recommended that you leave this for the electrician you have hired to do your work, as they will most likely purchase from wholesalers who have Australian compliant products.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
TERMS OF SUPPLY
These are the Terms and Conditions of Quotation and Sale (“Terms and Conditions”) of all products
supplied by Down Under Electrical W.A, except as otherwise expressly agreed upon in writing between
a duly authorised officer of Down Under Electrical W.A and the customer, the following Terms and
Conditions shall apply notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary which may appear on any
document or agreement between the Customer and Down Under Electrical W.A.
1. Definitions “Customer” means the person/s placing the order for Works and/or products supplied by
Down Under Electrical W.A to the Customer as specified in any invoice, document or order. The
customer warrants that they have the power to enter into this agreement and has obtained all
necessary authorisations to allow them to do so.
“Down Under Electrical W.A” means the contractor that the Customer is contracting with whose
business name and ABN appears on the quotation, invoice, receipt or TCA provided to the Customer.

“Quote” means any document containing a price for Works, including but not limited to Tax Invoices,
quotations generated by computer or tablet devices or handwritten quotations.
“Works” means any services rendered, products delivered or any future or completed work done by
Down Under Electrical W.A
2. Binding Nature
(A) All orders placed with Down Under Electrical W.A shall only be accepted subject to these Terms
and Conditions. The Customer has exclusively accepted and is immediately bound by these Terms and
Conditions if the Customer places an order for the product/s or services, signs any Quote, pays the
deposit, continues to provide instructions and/or accepts the product/s or Works.
(B) Down Under Electrical W.A may, at any time, alter these Terms and Conditions and such altered
Terms and Conditions shall apply after notification by Down Under Electrical W.A to the Customer.

  1. Pricing
    (A) If there is any error or omission in the Quote, Down Under Electrical W.A reserves the right to change
    the contract sum on the Quote. This clause applies even if the Quote has been accepted by the
    customer. Prices quoted are subject to final costing assessment by Down Under Electrical W.A.
    (B) Upon acceptance of the Quote by the Customer, Down Under Electrical W.A may require a deposit
    to be paid prior to any Works being commenced by Down Under Electrical W.A. This deposit is at the
    sole discretion of Down Under Electrical W.A.
    (C) Notwithstanding any other clause, the contract sum on the Quote will only be valid for 30 days from
    the date of the quotation. Down Under Electrical W.A reserves the right to make any changes to the
    Quote if the 30 days lapses.
    (D) At Down Under Electrical W.A sole discretion a portion of or the full amount of the deposit may be
    non-refundable. The amount that is non-refundable is a true estimate of costs and expenses spent to
    date.
    (E) Down Under Electrical W.A reserves the right to make any changes to the quotation including but
    not limited to the contract sum if either: (i) a variation is requested by the Customer, or (ii) a Quote has
    not been fulfilled within 30 days of the date the Quote was produced. Any variation from the
    quotation, schedule works or specifications will allow Down Under Electrical W.A the right to stop the
    progress of any works until Down Under Electrical W.A and the Customer agree to changes. Payment
    for all variations must be made in full at the time which they are raised.
    (F) After Down Under Electrical W.A accept your order you may not cancel the order unless Down
    Under Electrical W.A agree in writing. Down Under Electrical W.A reserve the right to supply an order in
    full or only in part.
  2. Terms of Payment
    (A) The customer shall make payment according to the Quote or unless the Customer has been
    granted a credit account. Granting of a credit account shall be at the absolute discretion of Down
    Under Electrical W.A and unless otherwise demanded by Down Under Electrical W.A the Customer
    granted credit account shall make payment within the terms approved in the credit account.
    (B) If the customer fails to make payment in accordance with clause 4(A), Down Under Electrical W.A
    shall be entitled to:
    (i) Require the payment of cash upon delivery and commencement of any further Works;
    (ii) Charge default interest at the rate of 8% per annum on all overdue amounts (including late
    payment charges and amounts other than the contract sum) calculated on a day to day basis on any
    monies due but unpaid, such interest to be computed from the due date for payment AND the parties
    agree that such default is not a penalty but is a true measure of damages incurred by Down Under
    Electrical W.A. Payments received from the Customer will be credited first against any default interest
    and all such charges shall be payable upon demand;
    (iii) Claim from the Customer all costs relating to any action taken by Down Under Electrical W.A to
    recover moneys or goods due from the Customer including, but not limited to, any legal costs and
    disbursements on a solicitor-client basis;
    (iv) Cease any further Works for the Customer and terminate any agreement in relation to services
    and/or products that have not been provided or delivered; and

(C) The Customer shall not be entitled to set off against, or deduct from the contract sum, any sums
owed or claimed to be owed to the Customer by Down Under Electrical W.A nor to withhold payment
of any invoice because part of that invoice is in dispute.
5. Completion Time
(A) Any date or time quoted for delivery and completion of the Works is an estimate only and Down
Under Electrical W.A shall endeavour to complete the Works at a time or times required by the
Customer, but failure to do so shall not confer any right of cancellation, termination or refusal of
delivery on the Customer’s part or render Down Under Electrical W.A liable for any loss or damages
directly or indirectly sustained by the Customer as a result thereof.
(B) The Customer will not be relieved of any obligation to accept or pay for products by reason of any
delay in delivery or any strike, lockout, unavailability of raw materials, accidents to machinery,
differences with workmen, breakdowns, shortages of supplies or labour, fires, floods, storm or tempest,
transport delays, acts of God, restrictions or intervention imposed by any Laws, regulations,
Governments or agency’s thereof and any other cause beyond the control of Down Under Electrical
W.A or any other cause whatsoever.
6. Inspection
(A) The customer shall examine the products immediately after delivery and Down Under Electrical W.A
shall not be liable for any misdelivery, shortage, defect or damage unless Down Under Electrical W.A
receives details in writing within 14 days of the date of delivery of the products.
(B) If Down Under Electrical W.A are employed to install said product/s the Customer shall not open,
dismantle or otherwise handle the product/s.

  1. Property and Risk

(A) Notwithstanding delivery of the product/s or their installation, property in any given products shall

remain with Down Under Electrical W.A until the Customer has paid and discharged any and all other

indebtedness to Down Under Electrical W.A on any account whatsoever including all applicable sales

taxes and any other taxes, levies and duties. Any payment made by or on behalf of a Customer which

is later voided by the application of any Statutory Provision shall be deemed not to discharge the

Customer’s indebtedness and in such an event the parties are to be restored to rights which each

respectively would have had if the payment had not been made.

(B) The Customer acknowledges that they are in possession of the products solely as a bailee for Down

Under Electrical W.A until payment as defined in clause 4(A) has been made in full to Down Under

Electrical W.A and until such payment, the Customer shall be fully responsible for any loss or damage to

the goods whatsoever and howsoever caused following delivery.

  1. Products and Works

If any products and Works specified within this quotation are unavailable at the time of the works being

carried out, Down Under Electrical W.A in its absolute discretion may substitute a reasonable

alternative.

  1. Warranties

(A) To the extent required by statute, subject to the conditions of warranty as may be set out in The

Australian Consumer Law located in Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010

(Cth) Down Under Electrical W.A warrants that if a defect in any of the Works carried out by Down

Under Electrical W.A is reported to Down Under Electrical W.A within 12 months of the date of

completion, then Down Under Electrical W.A will either replace or remedy the Works subject to these

Terms and Conditions.

(B) This warranty will not be applicable in any of the following:

(i) Defect or damage caused which may be caused or partly caused by or arising through the failure

of the Customer to properly maintain any Works, follow any instructions or guidelines provided by Down

Under Electrical W.A, use of any Works in any other way than is outlined in the quotation or by the

Customer’s negligence

  1. ii) The Customer continues to use any of the works after any defect becomes apparent or would have

become apparent to a reasonably prudent operator or user.

(iii) The Customer allows someone other than a licensed professional to deal with the products.

(iv) If the works fail due to fair wear and tear, any accident or act of God.

(C) The warranty shall cease and Down Under Electrical W.A shall thereafter in no circumstances be

liable under the terms of the warranty if the works are repaired, altered or overhauled without Down

Under Electrical W.A express written consent.

(D) In respect of all claims, Down Under Electrical W.A shall not be liable to compensate the Customer

for any delay in either replacing or remedying the workmanship or in properly assessing the Customer’s

claim.

(E) If Down Under Electrical W.A must make an inspection outside of our premises, Down Under

Electrical W.A may charge the Customer for all reasonable costs incurred including labour, travelling

and other out-of-pocket expenses incurred if the fault or defect is deemed to be outside this warranty.

(F) Where the Customer seeks to have defective goods replaced, Down Under Electrical W.A must

have received notice within 6 months of the Customer receiving them and the goods must be returned

to Down Under Electrical W.A within 12 month of the Customer receiving them.

(G) Components and parts from third party suppliers are subject to the same warranty (if any) as is

extended to Down Under Electrical W.A by the supplier.

(H) If Down Under Electrical W.A replace defective goods, ownership in those defective goods transfers

wholly and unconditionally to Down Under Electrical W.A.

(I) If a claim is made by a Customer and Down Under Electrical W.A, after assessing the item, deem this

to be out of warranty, Down Under Electrical W.A will make reasonable attempts to contact the

Customer to arrange for the items to be returned. If, after 30 days, the Customer has not made

arrangements to have the goods returned, Down Under Electrical W.A may dispose of the goods at the

Customer’s expense.

(J) Time is of the essence in relation to all stipulated time requirements in this clause.

  1. Customers Acknowledgements
    (A) It is the sole responsibility of the Customer to check and confirm the order with Down Under
    Electrical W.A prior to signing the Quote. Down Under Electrical W.A will not be held liable for incorrect
    orders.
    (B) It is the responsibility of the Customer to ensure that the Works can be completed without
    interruption, in a continuous work flow and on the mutually agreed date. Down Under Electrical W.A
    reserves the right to charge the Customer any extra costs incurred by Down Under Electrical W.A by
    virtue of interruption including but not limited to additional return to site charges and travel costs. The
    customer shall be fully responsible to ensure that plumbing, electrical installations and any other installations not specified within this quotation do not foul the work area and associated areas. The
    customer shall be fully responsible for any necessary foundations.
    (C) The Customer shall ensure that Down Under Electrical W.A has clear and free access to the work
    site at all times to enable them carry out the Works. Down Under Electrical W.A shall take all due and
    reasonable care when delivering and installing the product/s in accordance the Terms and Conditions.
    Down Under Electrical W.A shall not be liable for any loss or damage to the site.
    (D) The Customer accepts all liability for, and indemnifies Down Under Electrical W.A against, any
    custom orders or additional requests that are outside the usual scope of works, including but not limited
    to anything that is labelled as a “client/customer requirement”. The usual scope of works, and what is
    outside same, is determined solely by Down Under Electrical W.A.
    (E) Down Under Electrical W.A accepts no liability for the visual presentation or noise levels of installed
    products.
  2. Termination

(A) If the customer fails to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions or being a natural person or
persons commits any act of bankruptcy or being a corporation passes a resolution for winding up or
liquidation (other than for the purposes of reorganisation or reconstruction) or enters into any
composition or arrangement with creditors or if a receiver or manager is appointed for any property or
assets of the customer or becomes liable to be wound up by reason of insolvency or if any petition is
presented for its winding up, or if a Liquidator or Provisional Liquidator is appointed, Down Under
Electrical W.A may, in addition to exercising all or any of its rights against the customer, suspend any
further deliveries and immediately recover possession of any products not paid for in accordance with
the Terms and Conditions. Down Under Electrical W.A will not be liable for any loss or damage the
Customer suffers as a result of Down Under Electrical W.A exercising its rights under this Clause.
(B) If a Customer cancels or alters any order or part order for any product at any time after Down Under
Electrical W.A has received the order then Down Under Electrical W.A reserves the right to charge to
the Customer the cost of any product/s or materials already acquired for the order together with cost
of labour and tooling expended to the date of such cancellation or alteration. This is a genuine
estimate of costs and expenses incurred by Down Under Electrical W.A to date.
(C) Down Under Electrical W.A reserves its rights as Seller under the Sale of Goods Actor similar State or
Territory laws.

  1. Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (“PPSA”)
    (A) The Customer acknowledges and agrees that:
    (i) this agreement constitute a security agreement for the purposes of the PPSA and creates a
    registrable security interest under the PPSA in all materials supplied or will be supplied by Down Under
    Electrical W.A to the Customer;
    (ii) Down Under Electrical W.A has the right to register a financing statement under the PPSA with
    respect to the security interest created by this agreement;
    (iii) if Down Under Electrical W.A registers a security interest under the PPSA, Down Under Electrical W.A
    may exercise any or all remedies afforded to it as a secured party, without prejudice to any other rights
    or remedies arising out of a breach by the Customer of any agreement with Down Under Electrical
    W.A; and
    (iv) the materials supplied or will be supplied by Down Under Electrical W.A to the Customer are
    collateral for the purposes of the PPSA.

(B) The Customer waives any right the Customer has under the PPSA to receive notice in relation to
registration events.
(C) The Customer and Down Under Electrical W.A agree that neither party will disclose information of
the kind specified under Section 275(1) of the PPSA.
(D) Down Under Electrical W.A may elect, at its absolute discretion and at any time, that any section of
the PPSA specified in Section 115 will not apply to the extent permitted by Section 115.
(E) This clause shall survive the Termination of the Contract.

  1. Privacy Act 1988
    (A) The Customer hereby acknowledges that:

(i) Down Under Electrical W.A collects personal information such as contact details, bank account
details, insurance details and credit card details and holds such information for seven (7) years. The
purpose of the collection of personal information is only for internal use.
(ii) they have been informed by Down Under Electrical W.A that personal information about them may
be disclosed to or acquired from or to a credit reporting agency.
(iii) if they require further information regarding Down Under Electrical W.A Privacy Policy they may
obtain same by providing notice to Down Under Electrical W.A.
(B) The Customer hereby agrees:
(i) that Down Under Electrical W.A may contact any trade references or other credit references at any
time whether now or in the future for the purpose of assessing credit worthiness.
(ii) To Down Under Electrical W.A receiving from any other credit provider or providing to any credit
provider any information whether by way of report record or otherwise relating to credit worthiness for
the purposes of exchanging information, assessing credit worthiness and notification of default at any
time whether now or in the future.

(iii) To Down Under Electrical W.A obtaining from a credit reporting agency a credit report on the
Customer for the purposes of assessing any credit application and the Customer further consents to
Down Under Electrical W.A obtaining such reports from time to time for the purposes of assessing credit
worthiness during the continuance of credit provision.
(iv) To Down Under Electrical W.A obtaining from a business which provides credit information a report
or information in relation to the Customer’s commercial credit worthiness or commercial dealings and
using such information for the purpose of assessing the Customer’s application for credit.
(v) That, in the event of default of payment of any of their debts, Down Under Electrical W.A may
disclose all information relating to the Customer’s account to its collection agency for the purpose of
receiving any or all amounts outstanding.

14.General

(A) If any clause or part thereof of these Terms and Conditions is invalid or not enforceable in
accordance with its terms, all other terms or parts thereof which are self-sustained and capable of
separate enforcement without regard to the invalid or unenforceable clause or part thereof is and will
continue to be valid and enforceable in accordance with its term.
(B) The Customer agrees that these Terms and Conditions are governed by and construed in
accordance with the laws of the State or Territory of Australia from which this document is issued and
the Customer and Down Under Electrical W.A submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the State or
Territory of Australia from which this document is issued.
(C) Subject to other clauses in these Terms and Conditions and implied provisions, Down Under
Electrical W.A shall not be liable whatsoever to the Customer for any indirect, consequential loss and/or
expense (including loss of profit) suffered by the Customer arising out of a breach by Down Under
Electrical W.A of these Terms and Conditions. In the alternative, Down Under Electrical W.A liability shall
be limited to damages not exceeding the contract sum of the order.
(D) Down Under Electrical W.A may assign all or any part of its rights and obligations without the
Customer’s consent.

 

DownUnderElectricalW.A Licence Number: EC13324

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