A residual current device (RCD) – also known as a safety switch – is a device located in the distribution boards of some sites. In line with the Portable Appliances, Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000, Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001 requires regular testing of RCDs to ensure they are working correctly.
As part of our testing procedure, our qualified electricians test RCDs and perform a data capture to the Australian Standard 3760.
RCD Testing Procedures
Our technicians will perform either a “push button” or integrity (timed trip) test to ensure the devices are functioning within appropriate standards.
The information from these tests is recorded and reported to you along with any other testing information.
These devices are designed to save lives. If you have made the effort to have these life saving devices installed in your workplace, it is better to be safe than sorry!
All ASG employees are trained to perform the required compliance tests in order to ensure that the RCD will function when most critically needed.