In Australia, all commercial businesses are required to maintain electrical safety. One important component of Electrical Safety is the installation of RCD Safety Switches. Once the RCD’s are installed, they are also required to be tested periodically to ensure they are working correctly. There are RCD Testing Requirements in place help the owner maintain safety and compliance. However, the first question some owners may have is, “what is an RCD?”
An RCD (residual current device) is the industry term for a safety switch. An RCD’s main purpose is to prevent severe electrical shocks from occurring. An RCD acts as a life saving device; it detects and halts the power in an electrical socket preventing dangerous electric currents and fatal electric shocks. RCD’s are usually located on a switchboard but can be used portably. Every home and workplace should enlist in regular RCD safety switch testing to ensure they are working correctly.
If your appliance is faulty and your RCD does not trip within the required time, fatal and harmful injuries such as electric shock can occur. Regular RCD safety switch testing can help you avoid dangerous occurrences in your home and workplace.
Adelaide test and tagging can make sure your RCD is working efficiently, so you are protected if this type of electrical fault occurs. It is vital for every business to undertake RCD testing to ensure the safety of their staff members.