Safety Switches – A quick trip can make all the difference. Are all the circuits protected?

Safety switches are now a critical component of an electrical safety system and is a requirement for all new installations and additions to existing circuits.

safety-switch-rcd-brisbane

 

Legislation – If there is a switchboard at your Body Corporate common areas, then this legislation applies to you.

Safety switches must be tested in accordance with AS/NZ 3760:2010. This standard specifies procedures for the safety inspection and testing of safety switch devices.

Type of Equipment and/or environment Interval between inspection tests
Residual current devices (RCDs / Safety Switches)
Push- button test Operating time and push-button test
Portable Fixed Portable Fixed
Residential type areas of hotels, residential institutions, motels, boarding houses, halls, hostels and the like 6mths 6mths 2 years 2 years

 

Why are Safety Switches important?

  • Safety switches are what can save lives by instantly turning the power off to the circuit in the event of a fault
  • Certain circuits are required to be on a safety switch. This includes general power, lights, pool circuits etc
  • Compliance met for insurance reasons in case of a claim on the body corporate

What our service includes:

  • Test and report completed every 2 years
  • Push button and operating time test
  • A written detailed report which is saved on file and a copy given to Body Corporate