Rcd Installation & Tagging

What are RCD's
An RCD monitors the flow of electricity and is designed to immediately switch the electricity off when electricity "leaking" to earth is detected at a level harmful to a person using electrical equipment. An RCD offers a high level of personal protection from electric shock, and also reduces the risk of fire in your workplace.

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what are the laws regarding RCD's?

If you are an employer, self-employed person or a controller of premises you have the duties under the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Residual Current Devices) Regulation 2011, which was published on the 18th February 2011. The NSW laws require that power circuits and specified electrical equipment is protected by an RCD. If you need any help with electrical compliance, call Specialized Electrical, we make electrical compliance easy and hassle free.

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rcd installation and testing (safety switches)

There are three types of residual current devices:
  1. Switchboard RCDs offer the most complete form of protection by monitoring the circuits from the switchboard to electrical socket outlets and appliances. Switchboard RCDs can only be installed by a licensed electrician.
  2. Power point RCDs consist of RCD protection inbuilt into a fixed socket outlet to provide protection to equipment plugged into the outlet. Power point RCDs can only be installed by a licensed electrician.
  3. Portable RCDs are plugged into a fixed socket and are suitable for monitoring appliances in high-risk areas such as workshops, outdoor areas or damp locations. They should be used where RCD protection is not already provided or is unknown.


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