At Cardinia Electrical we have vast knowledge of commercial and industrial maintenance. We Currently do the work at some notable venues such as Carrum Downs Secondary College, Mulgrave Country Club, Dandenong Club and Tyreright Pakenham. At these venues we undertake all types of maintenance from installing new power points, LED lights, portable appliance testing, RCD testing, Exit and Emergency light testing.
Portable appliance testing or PAT is a crucial safety measure for businesses that use portable electrical equipment. Electrical installation and construction sites often include the use of portable tools and devices that could cause harm if faulty. You can ensure safety on your work site by employing a member of Cardinia Electrical to perform PAT testing on all of your equipment to ensure you and your employees are safe.
A residual current device (RCD) is the industry’s term for a safety switch. The main function of an RCD is to prevent severe electrical shocks from occurring in the home or workplace. An RCD acts as a life-saving device by detecting and subsequently halting the power in an electrical socket. Therefore preventing dangerous electric currents and fatal electric shocks to occur. RCDs are usually located on a switchboard, although they can be used portably. Every home and workplace should invest in regular RCD safety switch testing to ensure they are working correctly.
If your appliance is faulty and your RCD does not trip within the required time, fatal and harmful injuries such as electric shock can occur. Regular RCD safety switch testing can help you avoid dangerous occurrences in your home and workplace.
Cardinia Electrical can make sure your RCD is working efficiently, so you are protected if this type of electrical fault occurs. It is vital for every business to undertake RCD testing to ensure the safety of their staff members. RCD testing is prescribed in AS/NZS 3760:2010. It is requirement of Worksafe Victoria, that an RCD should be tested every 12 months and the results recorded in an RCD log book.
Do you have exit lights or emergency lights in your office or building? When was the last time you tested them?
Emergency and exit light testing is one of those jobs that many businesses don’t realise they legally are obliged to do every six months under Australian Standards 2293.2.
So why do you need to test your emergency and exit lighting? Imagine that there is a fire in your building. The lights have suddenly gone out and it is very dark. The office is full of smoke and your clients and staff need to evacuate the building. Without operational emergency and exit lights, how will they know which way is out? This is why regular testing is a must.