Let PRF Electrical take care of all RCD Safety Switch Installation requirements.
But if you’re reading this for information you should also be aware that regular testing of RCD’s is equally important, there is little point in having a safety device installed if it is not going to work when most needed. Please take the time to regularly (at least once a month) test your RCD’s by pressing the test button on the device. (if you cant figure this out give us a call and we’ll walk you through the process or, of course you can get one of our electricians to do this for you.)
RCDs are designed to disconnect the power immediately (within milliseconds) should you come into contact with live wires, to prevent electrocution.
Landlords and those who put homes up for sale in Western Australia are required to have installed a minimum of two RCD’s (Residual Current Devices) in the property, protecting both the lighting and power sockets. The law is not retrospective, but as professional electricians we recommend that all property be protected in this way.
To find out more about current RCD laws and facts provided by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Building Commission click here for a PDF for an RCD Fact Sheet April 2018
From June 2006 to June 2016 22 electrical fatalities have occurred in Western Australia. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if Residual Current Devices (RCD Safety Switch) had been fitted to the power and lighting circuits. Electrical Incident Safety Report 2015-16