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RCD (Residual Currency Device), aka Safety Switch, perform a lifesaving job
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RCD Testing Overview
Most people are aware of safety switches that are located in the switchboard or at the outlet (power point) and this vital piece of your electrical safety needs to be tested to ensure that it will perform its lifesaving job when most needed. Under the current Australian Standards and general WHS compliancy, safety switch time test tripping is required in all work places on a yearly basis.
Is RCD Testing mandatory?
It is mandatory in NSW for all power outlets in the workplace to be fitted with Residual Currency Devices (RCD’S) and to be tested in accordance of the Australian Standards.
For general peace of mind all safety switches (Residual Currency Devices) should be tripped annually to ensure that when most needed (accidental electrocution e.g.: cutting through lead, damage to portable equipment exposing live parts) that they work and save the life of your personnel.
Residual Currency devices are an integral part of all sites electrical supply it is also mandatory in NSW for all power outlets in the workplace to be fitted with Residual Currency Devices (RCD’S) and to be tested in accordance of the Australian Standards.
Time trip records of all safety switches need to be completed and trip times recorded and kept on site and available in event of an accident.
How can ATTS help?
- ATTS have specialised in the general testing and replacement of RCD’s for the last 15 years
- Our qualified electricians will attend your site and carefully access your switchboards and test all safety switches contained within and ensure that they trip within specified time
- All information is then recorded and a barcode is placed against the RCD with the relevant information then contained in the test data spreadsheet
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