An RCD is a building’s electrical hub. All electrical systems run through it so it is imperative that it is installed correctly and safety, and is regularly tested. If a switchboard is not installed correctly or is not properly maintained, it can become dangerous. RCD testing is essential for commercial facilities.
Over the years we have seen switchboards in various states of disrepair and in some instances damaged as a result of catching fire. The maintenance of your switchboard is no less important than that of your car.
The Queensland Electrical Safety Regulation requires safety switches to be tested at intervals according to the type of work they are used for. In most cases, RCDs needs to be tested in an interval of 6 months, except for construction work which are more rigorous and requires Push-button user test every month. More information on the testing intervals.
At Scholz Electrical, we provide a full range of professional RCD test & tag service to all types of commercial and industrial customers throughout Brisbane and surrounding areas, ensuring the safety of you and your staff.
If you have any questions regarding RCD testing, simply fill out the form below, or call 1300 369 633 and one of our friendly support staff will be happy to assist with your enquiry
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Why choose us to test your RCD?
Our support staff are professional
Experienced – Our decades of experience means we know what to do and we will get it done right.
Safe – As a Master Electrician-certified company we perform all work to a high standard and offer a 12-month guarantee on all of our workmanship.
Accessible – Our office at Sumner Park is open Monday-Friday 7.30-4.30pm. Our friendly administration staff are here to help and will keep you updated on the status of your job.
Respected – We have a large database of commercial customers and regularly receive positive testimonials for our work.
Tidy – Our tradespeople will treat you, your staff and your business with courtesy and respect.
Professional –With our rich experience since 1970, in most cases, we’ll be able to give you a general idea of what will be involved in your job and how long it should take – No Surprise Bills.
Surge protection devices
These devices are fitted to your switchboard and protect all your electronic equipment from unexpected power surges, such as those caused by electrical storms. A single surge protection device on a single phase installation in your switchboard will cover your whole electrical system. These devices will suppress any voltage that exceeds 240-250 volts to ground. These situations generally occur once power is reinstated after a power outage, surging power in the street and electrical storms. When these events occur, it is wise to inspect the surge protector for damage. Most brands of surge protectors have a transparent window that is usually clear or green; if it turns red then the device has failed and needs replacing by a qualified electrician.
You will find circuit breakers in all new switchboards. These devices replace the old re-wireable fuse. The main benefit of circuit breakers is their sensitivity to short circuits and their quick trip time. The faster the trip time, the less damage and danger. If these devices trip you will generally need an electrician to visit and test the circuits. The only time that a home owner can and should reset these devices are in an overload situation and they have removed the load that caused it to trip.
The thing to keep in mind is that all these devices do fail occasional and do fatigue over time. It is a good idea to have these devices checked by a qualified electrician.
We can offer a free inspection and advice for the best solution for switchboard problems.