Professional Safety Switch Installation in Coopers Plains
Safety switches are hugely important when it comes to keeping your family safe and preventing electrical fires in the home. They are also a legal requirement for all homes and businesses in Coopers Plains, so it’s essential you have a professional electrician to make sure your home has a working safety switch. A safety switch will detect any electricity overload and shut down the system, making sure no electrical hazards can occur in the home. As such, it’s essential that you have one professionally installed by a licensed electrician.
Keep your home safe
Electrical failures can be fatal and a safety switch is designed to protect your home in case of circuit leakage, faulty appliances or other electrical issues. This is crucial for home security and fire safety but it might also affect your insurance premiums if you don’t have one. At O’Brien Electrical and Plumbing, we specialise in home electrics, so you can count on us to make sure your home is safe for many years to come.
Legal obligations for safety switches in Queensland
Since 1992, all new homes and buildings needed to have working safety switches and since 2000, safety switches have also been compulsory for all power point and lighting circuits in Queensland. If your home predates 1992 and you’re unsure whether you have a safety switch, it’s important to get an electrician to check as soon as possible. If you’re planning on selling your house, you will need a working safety switch and landlords will also need to make sure that a safety switch has been installed for all power points in a rental property.
Get in touch
If you need a safety switch installed in Coopers Plains, call O’Brien Electrical and Plumbing today on 07 3277 7345. Our electrical experts can provide a complete inspection of your home and its electrical systems and professionally install the correct amount of safety switches.
Does my home have a safety switch?
To find out if your home has a safety switch, look for a switch that has a T button on the front face or ask an electrician to check for you. If the switch doesn’t have a test function it’s probably a circuit breaker and you will need to get a safety switch installed. Homes built after 1992 should have a safety switch.
I have circuit breakers, do I still need a safety switch?
Yes, circuit breakers perform a different function to safety switches, they will protect circuit wiring and appliances while safety switches are designed to protect people by preventing power supply that might cause a hazard.
Can I install a safety switch myself?
No, it would be dangerous and illegal. Any electrical work on your property including safety switch installation in Queensland must be carried out by a licensed electrician.
Do I have to test safety switches?
Yes, it’s a good idea to test your safety switch by simply pushing the T button, waiting and turning it back on. The Electrical Safety Office recommends that you should complete a push button test for your system every three months.