Safety switch installation will protect you and your family.
Safety switches protect you, your family and anyone visiting your home from electric shock. They monitor the flow of electricity through a circuit and turn off the power within milliseconds if leakage of current is detected. This can happen if there is a faulty power point or electrical appliance.
Safety Switches Save Lives!
Even if your home has a safety switch installed, one may not be enough to protect you from electric shock. A safety switch only protects you if it’s on that circuit. You should consider having safety switches installed on all circuits in your home, including power points, lights, air conditioning, oven, hot water and pool equipment circuits, even if they are on a separate tariff.
If a particular electrical appliance repeatedly sets off the safety switch, then it may need to be replaced or checked by a competent person or the manufacturer’s authorised agent. Avoid touching any potentially faulty appliances while the power is on.
Safety Switches vs Circuit Breakers
Circuit breakers and safety switches are not the same thing. Circuit breakers protect an electrical circuit by quickly cutting power when there is a high current fault or overload that may cause a hazard. A safety switch is different, it shuts off electricity supply when it detects a leakage to earth. Circuit breakers are installed to protect circuit wiring and appliances, safety switches protect people.
Jarvis Electrical (electrician Brisbane) can help you determine if your home if safe! Contact us if you would like to enquire about Safety Switch installation or testing.