Safety Switches saves lives, do you have one in your home or workplace?
Qualtech are experts when it comes to safety switch installation in and around Brisbane.
RCD’s are Residual Current Devices – also known as Electrical Safety Switches – You must have an RCD installed in your home by law. Safety Switches or an RCD, will protect you from electrical shock hazards associated with electrical faults.
Installing a safety switch is really quite easy and relatively inexpensive considering the protection it can provide for your family, yourself and your workmates.
It is a legal requirement that any new home built after 1991 must have a safety switch installed on power circuits by a licensed electrical worker. Qualtech service Brisbane and South East Queensland and are always ready to install a new safety switch or inspect the current one you may have to ensure it is working like it should.
Safety switches are your insurance against electric shock, or worse, death.
RCDs are extremely sensitive, disconnecting within 10 to 50 milliseconds of detecting leaking current. This is usually 30 milliamps for domestic residences but may be lower in other locations such as hospitals. This stops the flow of electricity through someone’s body to earth. Importantly, this response time is much faster than the critical section of the cardiac cycle and therefore significantly reduces the risk of death or serious injury.
They monitor the flow of electricity through a circuit. They automatically shut off the electricity supply when current is detected leaking from faulty switches, wiring or electrical appliances. This stops the chance of current flowing to earth through a person and electrocuting them.
Installing a safety switch is an inexpensive safety measure that protects everyone.
How to test a safety switch:
- Press the test button.
- This should automatically trip the switch to the off position.
- Reset by pushing the switch back to on.
- If it doesn’t work, contact Qualtech immediately.
You should carry out a safety switch test every 6 (six) months.
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