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.
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|
|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