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.

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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
Risidual current devices (RCDs / Safety Switches)
Push- button test Operating time and push-button test
Portable Fixed Portable Fixed
Residential type areas of hotels, residential insitutions, 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

Fully Wired Electrical Services is a proud member of the SCA.

Please contact us on 1300 38 55 99 and speak to our dedicated Body Corporate Manger, Damian McMahon. We have been focused on electrical safety and maintenance since 2008, and can assist in any body corporate electrical installation, maintenance or compliance.QLDMEMBERColourWithWhiteBackground

Our service promise to our Body Corporates – Work orders completed within 5 days or it’s FREE*

*Based on when work order is received via email, subject to access and stock availability.