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At Brisbane Power Electricians we put a lot of emphasis into educating our clients on how to stay safe from electrocution. That is why we highly recommend that all properties be fitted with reliable safety switches that meet Australian standards.
Safety switches are a legal obligation in all homes built or renovated in Queensland after 1992, and new laws indicate that one safety switch may not be enough to safeguard your loved ones from electrocution. If you are unsure about safety switches or you would like to know whether your safety switches are adequate, call us and speak with an experienced safety switch electricians.
How does a safety switch work?
An RCD (residual-current device) or safety switch is a safety device that monitors the flow of electricity through a circuit. A loss of power to a circuit may pose a risk to personal safety and cause serious injury from electrocution. Power in a circuit may be lost through a faulty appliance or power cord and this power can be easily transferred to the user when they accidentally touch the energised part of the circuit. A safety switch can detect a change in the current and cut off power completely within 0.03 of a second, so you know almost instantly if there is any leakage in your power circuit. Safety switches are indeed a lifesaver that no family should go without.
Residential safety switch installation
Safety switches are a very easy and affordable way to protect you and your family from the dangers of electrical faults. Not only do they protect from electric shocks but they also help prevent electrical fires caused by faulty appliances or damaged wiring. A safety switch is your best insurance against loss of loved ones, property and precious memories to electrical malfunctions. They really are a small price to pay for peace of mind.
We would like to inform our clients that safety switches and circuit breakers are not one in the same. A circuit breaker only protects your appliances, while a safety switch offers an extra layer of protection against electrocution. Together, both of these devices serve important roles in the safe and responsible use of electricity.
For the best safety switch advice and assurance contact Brisbane Power Electricians today on 1300 032 003.
Commercial safety switch installation
Safety switch installation ensures the safety of your business, and most importantly, your workers. By having safety switches installed, you can protect your staff from electrocution and your business from electrical fires. At Brisbane Power Electricians we have the knowledge and experience necessary to fit and test safety switches.
Since industrial businesses differ in their electricity usage, we build the right safety switch solutions around the specific needs of each business. Our Brisbane electrician team is trained in the installation of single-phase safety switches, as well as three-phase safety switches for businesses with heavy machinery or high electricity usage.
Whether you are starting a new business or upgrading your electrical systems, safety switches are very important, so call our team now on 1300 032 003. You can also request a call back by filling in your details to the left of this page.