RCD - Residual Current Device
A RCD (Residual Current Device) is a life saving electrical safety device that can either be fixed and located in your switchboard or power point, or portable for use in various locations.
RCD’s can sometimes be called Safety Switches or ELCB’s (Earth Leakage Circuit Breakers). They are designed to detect any disruption to the electrical flow through the circuit. They will quickly switch the power off should a disruption normally associated with electric shock or electrocution be detected.
ATS will inspect, test and tag your workplace Fixed and Portable RCD’s in accordance with AS/NZS 3760:2010 and state based WHS or Electrical Safety legislation. A simple push button trip test will be conducted, along with an Operating Time test to ensure your RCD switches off the power to your circuits within the recommended time frame.
An RCD is designed to save lives, and it is vital to ensure they work in the event of an electrical incident!
Under WHS Regulations in many states and territories, the installation, testing and tagging of RCD’s is mandatory for all circuits protecting items in a hostile environment.
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