For your safety, you should have a safety switch on all the electrical circuits in your home or business that supply power to appliances, lights and power points. We can advise you on which circuits these area and carry out a professional installation for you.
CBOS also recommends that all switches are tested every three months to make sure they are working. This is something you can do yourself, but should you need specialist advice or guidance, we can handle all of your safety switch testing needs for you.
To make sure your safety switches are operating safely and efficiently in your home or workplace, contact us today!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a safety switch?
A safety switch, or residual current device (RCD), protects people from electric shocks by disconnecting the electrical circuit where equipment is faulty or someone makes contact with live cable.
Is there a difference between a safety switch and a circuit breaker?
Yes. While a circuit breaker protects electrical circuits by switching off power in the case of a fault or overload, a safety switch disconnects the circuit at the smallest sign of current leakage. Simply put, a circuit breaker protects wiring and equipment, but a safety switch protects people.
How do I know if I have safety switches installed?
The best way to be sure that you have safety switches installed and working correctly is to have your premises assessed by a licensed electrician. While they have a 'test' or 'T' button to check they are working correctly, a licensed electrician can check that all your circuits are protected by an appropriate safety switch.
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