Safety Switches

The Ultimate Protection

Electrical safety is something that you should never take for granted. Safety switches protect your tenants and anyone visiting their home from electric shock, they protect people rather than the electrical equipment. They turn off the power in a fraction of a heartbeat if a leakage of current is detected preventing the person from electrocution. This can happen if there is a faulty power point or electrical appliance, or if a live cable is accidentally damaged or broken (e.g. a tradesperson doing maintenance on the home).

Safety switches save lives.

Requirements

The Electrical Safety Regulations 2002 (Qld) mandate all owners / landlords to install an approved safety switch to all general purpose power outlets prior to any tenancy commencing after 29 February 2008.

The Electrical Safety Act 2002 (Qld) requires owners / landlords to ensure that all electrical equipment (including safety switches) are electrically safe.

Testing

Failure to regularly test a property’s safety switches can result in the property being silently at risk without anybody being aware to the electrical dangers. Properties with faulty safety switches attract a fine of up to $200,000 or 3 years-imprisonment, or worse, the injury or death of a tenant or contractor.