RCD Testing & Installation
What is an RCD?
A residual current device, otherwise known as a safety switch, is a device that provides essential safety protection against electric shocks and fires. While they are commonly found on switchboards, they can also be used portably. You can hire Kerfoot to examine your portable and fixed devices at a time that suits you. Remain compliant and protect the occupants of your building with regular RCD testing and inspection.
How do RCDs work?
Safety switches constantly monitor the flow of current from the main switchboard. They protect you from severe electric shocks by detecting current imbalance and instantly disconnecting electricity supply in a power socket. A device should be installed in every commercial building or home. This is an essential preventative measure in any business environment – a functional switch will help you eliminate needless tragedy.
Why are they important?
Your safety switch can help provide life-saving protection against electric shock and electrical fires. They can detect faulty wiring, dangerous electrical appliances, and even water in your electrical system. Electrical fault hazards remain unchecked without an RCD, increasing the risk of electric shock. Fatal and harmful injuries can occur if your electrical appliance is faulty and your switch does not work in a timely manner. Therefore, frequent RCD testing can help prevent disasters in your workplace.
What services does Kerfoot offer?
We provide repair, RCD replacement and upgrade services. We also supply and install new devices. You can take advantage of our programmed maintenance system for easy management of your safety switch testing intervals. With the Kerfoot team, your obligations are clarified and you can access regular alerts to make sure tests are conducted in a timely manner.
You can ask a Kerfoot electrician to inspect and test your portable safety devices or any fixed switchboards. We have an experienced team of electricians who are aware of your compliance requirements and the optimum environment for every safety switch.
RCD testing services are easily accessible with Kerfoot – you can contact our friendly team with any questions you may have about safety switch maintenance or RCD installation.
It is crucial to have adequate switches installed in your workplace to help ensure the safety of your employees. We provide installation services for both replacements and upgrades for faulty and insufficient RCDs respectively. Kerfoot provides a Safety Certificate for every installation. You can access reports and be notified of your next scheduled appointment by our service team. Our advanced communication system makes it easier for clients to monitor the status of their safety switch and be aware of the potential faults in neglected devices.
RCD Replacement & Upgrade
Residual current devices are a piece of vital safety equipment. Repair, replacement or upgrade of RCDs will be required at some point, as electronic components wear out over time even if operated in a favourable environment. Faulty or ageing safety switches must be isolated, locked and tagged out if not replaced immediately. Therefore, it is crucial you have them checked and repaired or replaced by a professional as soon as a fault is detected. Failure to do so can lead to serious injuries and legal implications.
Switches tend to be overlooked once installed. They need to be regularly tested to ensure they remain in good working order as they will only provide ongoing protection if operational. A safety switch can’t do its job without a helping hand from a licensed electrician. Our testing services are in place to make sure your business is protected against a potential electrical fault.
When does my switch need to be tested?
The frequency of testing varies according to the type of environment and/or equipment according to the AS/NZS3760 Standard. Please refer to the RCD schedule in Table 4 of the Standard, or contact Kerfoot for specific enquiries.
At Kerfoot, we ensure that our electricians work to the latest safety standards. Our extensive industry knowledge is available to you. Kerfoot clients benefit from thoroughly completed jobs and detailed reports. Our ongoing relationships with clients are beneficial for both parties – allow us to take care of all your testing requirements so you don’t have to worry about it.
Is there a Standard for RCD testing?
AS/NZS 3760 is a joint Australian and New Zealand Standard that outlines the in-service safety inspection, testing method and frequency of electrical appliances. Compliance with the relevant safety standards is essential in any commercial building. You can eliminate liability and ensure the protection of your employees by enlisting our services today. Looking for RCD testing requirements NSW? Check out our blog for more information.