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Josh’s Thoughts: Be Yourself and Work Honestly

Every week, our founder and CEO Josh Nicholls shares his thoughts on Platinum, running a business, and life in general, with our network and our company Facebook forum. We think they’re so insightful, we’d like to share them with our blog readers too. Here’s a collection of Josh’s thoughts from the last month.  Be Happy in Your […]

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Josh’s Thoughts: Remembering Your ‘Why’

Every week, our founder and CEO Josh Nicholls shares his thoughts on Platinum, running a business, and life in general, with our network and our company Facebook forum. We think they’re so insightful, we’d like to share them with our blog readers too. Here’s a collection of Josh’s thoughts from the last month.  Seasons 15 September 2014 […]

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How to Deal With Sparking Plugs

Arcing or sparking plugs can be a sign of something more dangerous, according to build.com.au. In some cases, the sparking could be caused by unplugging appliances before they are turned off. This is normal and can often be seen with vacuum cleaners or other motorised appliances. To prevent this, the solution is clear: always switch off […]

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What Do Electrical Transformers Do?

You may think that electricity is pretty standard but its voltage and frequency varies between countries and regions in a single country. Essentially, electrical transformers are used to change the voltage of electricity so that it is suitable for different appliances and locations. Where are transformers used? You might see electrical transformers at the top […]

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8 Tips for DIY Renovators to Keep Safe and Save Money

DIY renovators need to know their limits to avoid hurting themselves or their hip pockets, wrote The Sydney Morning Herald’s Cassy Small. Renovation shows like The Block have stoked an interest in home renovation but professional renovator, Cherie Barber, said home owners need to be careful and follow a few simple rules. 1. Never do any […]

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Trade in a Boring Career for a Trade!

Tradies are among the happiest workers, according to news.com.au. Yet the professions are also one of the most under-rated. Many high school graduates feel like they need to go to university to be happy and successful and sadly, skilled trades can be seen as a last resort for high school drop outs to pursue. The reality […]

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Electrical Safety for Kids in the Home

As your child grows, teaching them how to be safe around electricity is essential to protect both themselves and electrical appliances. Electricity should not be feared but, like many things, it needs to be respected and treated properly to avoid any problems. Here are some things you can teach your child about electrical safety around […]

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Smart Smoke Alarm Systems are Blazing a Trail in Intelligent Design

Smart smoke alarm systems have greatly improved safety in commercial accommodation venues such as hotels, motels and hostels. The industry news and analysis site Sourceable reported that most buildings employ single-station or multi-station 120 VAC alarms, which only offer localised warning when an incident occurs. However, intelligent systems can send a signal to the front desk […]

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When Do You Need to Get an Electrical Inspection?

There are quite a few instances when it is recommended you get an electrical inspection done to make sure that your home’s wiring and other electrical components are in good working order and do not pose a hazard to you or your family. Here are some of those instances: Before you commit to buying a […]

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Business Need to Cut Down on Energy Use? Check Out these 3 Tips with a Difference

Does your business need to lower its energy use? This can be a good move not only to cut down on the electricity bills but it also helps the environment. Bill Ritter, the director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University,explained three key measures that can have a significant impact.

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