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Electrical safety checks are an important aspect of maintaining the safety and functioning of electrical systems. Whether you're a homeowner or a business owner, it's crucial to ensure that the electrical systems are in good working condition to prevent the risk of electrical fires, electrocution, or other electrical hazards.
Electricians Cranbourne is an experienced and reliable electrician company offering electrical safety checks and other electrical testing services to both residential and commercial customers.
So, what exactly is an electrical safety check? An electrical safety check is a thorough examination of your electrical system to identify any potential hazards and to ensure that they comply with current safety regulations. Basically, it’s a professional inspection and check up of a building's electrics.
It ensures that all wiring systems are correctly installed and functioning properly. So they should be safely providing power to appliances, equipment and lighting fixtures. Having an electrical safety check done regularly is actually required by law for all rental properties. Here is what it says on the Energy Safe Victoria website, an official Victorian Government site:
“Rental providers must ensure an electrical safety check of all electrical switchboards, wiring and fittings in the premises is conducted every two years by a licensed electrician.”
What is involved during an Electrical Safety Check Service:
At the start there is a visual inspection of all the visible wiring, electrical components and other electrics of the property. Commonly inspected components include switchboards, power points, light fittings and wiring connections. Next we will use a variety of testing instruments to test for any electrical faults or potential problems. For example, an insulation tester is used to measure the safety integrity of wires or cables, this is a test that can detect any potential breaks or damage along their length.
Here is a list of other tasks that are performed:
Inspection of Electrical Installations: Our electrician will inspect the electrical installations in your home or business to ensure that they are properly installed and functioning safely.
Testing of Electrical Devices: This is the testing of electrical devices such as smoke alarms, RCDs (Residual Current Devices), and surge protectors.
Examination of Electrical Loads: We will examine the electrical loads in your home or business, check to see that they are not overloaded.
To book a Cranbourne electrician for your electrical safety check compliance, call us today.
Cranbourne Test and Tag Services
Electricians Cranbourne also provide test and tag services, which involve testing all portable electrical appliances for any faults or damage. This includes items such as extension leads, power boards, power tools, electrical machinery, microwaves, kitchen appliances and more. The testing process is conducted in accordance with Australian Standards AS/NZS 3760-2010 – In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment. Once a test is complete, a tag is attached as proof of compliance stating when the test took place and when it’s next due.
Other Electrical Testing & Electrical Inspections
Electrical tests are essential for assessing a system's safety and performance, and there are a number of different types that can be used. The most common of these is the continuity test, which uses an electrical current to determine whether a circuit is complete, without any disruptions. This type of test is often used to troubleshoot wiring in a home or commercial building, as it can help identify where connections have gone wrong and if there are any faulty or frayed wires. Another popular test is the insulation resistance test, which measures the insulation within a wire or circuit by applying a small voltage to it and measuring its resistance. This type of testing helps ensure that there is no exposed wiring or faulty insulation that could lead to an electrical hazard.
Electrical inspections are only to be conducted by a fully qualified electrician.
Common types of electrical tests and inspections include visual inspection, continuity testing, insulation resistance testing, load testing, surge protection verification, ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) testing, and arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) testing. Each type of test serves its own purpose and checks for different factors related to the condition of the wires and the safety of the electrical system.
If you are needing any type of electrical tests or inspections and you live in and around the Cranbourne area, you can contact us to book it in.