• Intervals for Testing
  • Construction Work
  • Electrical equipment tested at least 3 monthly intervals
  • Use in built test button monthly for fixed safety switches
  • Use in built test button immediately after it is connected and immediately before it is used first time each day at least every 3 months for portable safety switches
  • Manufacturing Work
  • If the electrical equipment is double insulated, at least every 12 months
  • If the electrical equipment is not double insulated, at least every 6 months
  • Use in built test button every 6 months for fixed safety switches
  • Portable safety switches are not allowed for manufacturing work since 1st March 2008
  • Service Work
  • Test electrical equipment every 12 months
  • Use in built test button at least every 6 months for fixed safety switches
  • Use in built test button at least every 3 months or before each use for portable safety switches
  • Office Work
  • Test electrical equipment at least every 5 years
  • Use in built test button at least every 6 months for fixed safety switches
  • Use in built test button at least every 3 months for portable safety switches
  • Amusement Work
  • If electrical equipment is double insulated, test every 12 months
  • If electrical equipment is not double insulated, test every 6 months
  • Use in built test button at least every 3 months for fixed safety switches
  • Use in built test button daily or before each use for portable safety switches
  • Rural Industry Work
  • Test or inspect electrical equipment every 12 months
  • Push button test every 3 months for fixed and portable safety switches

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  • Process
  • 1) Visual Inspection

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  • 2) Testing – the technician will apply which test should be applied to the equipment. The equipment test will either pass or fail and the tag dispensed from the printer
  • 3) Tagging – a tag is dispensed from the printer if the equipment passes the test. The tag clearly identifies the item as safe to use

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  • 4) Reporting – all data from the tests are stored on a secure database where reports are sent out to the client. This is a concise report and suitable for most businesses

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  • Residual Current Device (RCD)
  • An RCD is the industry term for a safety switch
  • Its main purpose is to prevent sever electrical shocks from occurring and acts as a life saving device
  • An RCD detects the power in a socket and halts this power from leaving the socket and causing an electric shock.
  • RCD’s are located in the switchboard are can be used portably
  • Every home and workplace should have an RCD
  • RCD’s are important when equipment is faulty, as they prevent any fatal current from leaving the socket of the equipment

As RCD’s are vital for every home and workplace, ACE can ensure your RCD is working efficiently so you are protected and your family and employees are safe.

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