Electrical Safety Audit

Switch Electrical and Data Installations

Your safety and peace of mind is our motivation!

An audit of your homes electrical’s could bring you peace of mind; reduction in energy bills, avoiding unexpected breakdowns or, worse, eliminating potentially life threatening hazards.

Different areas of your property that should be routinely checked are:

Have a look at the video below of a hazard we found after attending a property for what was seemed as just an electrical quirk.

 

 

Safety Switches:

40% of house fires in NSW each year are caused by electrical faults and electrical appliances. This means up to 1800 house fires each year could have been prevented by getting the wiring checked by a licensed electrician and having safety switches installed.

Usually, properties built during or after the year 2000 will have safety switches installed. For properties built before the year 2000, it’s strongly recommended that you ask a licensed electrician to check.

Test safety switches twice a year to make sure they’re working properly to prevent the deadly risks of electric shock and fire.

 

Smoke Alarms:

At Home:
Smoke alarms are life-saving devices that detect smoke well before any sleeping occupant would and provide critical seconds to implement actions to save life and property. Under Clause 146A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and Division 7A of Part 9 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, at least one working smoke alarm must be installed on each level in all buildings in NSW where people sleep. The smoke alarms must meet the requirements of Australian Standard AS 3786. These provisions came into effect on 1 May 2006. A person who does not comply with the legislation is guilty of an offence (maximum penalty $550).

NSW legislation provides for a minimum level of protection; however, Fire & Rescue NSW recommends owners and occupants consider higher levels of protection.

In the caravan or motorhome:
Caravans and campervans have limited escape options in the event of a fire. You have just a few seconds to get out of a burning caravan, as they are constructructed of lightweight and highly combustible fittings.. A working smoke alarm can mean the difference between life and death.

NSW legislation stipulates that you must have at least one working smoke alarm inside the van where the bed is, and one in the annex if people are sleeping there.

These smoke alarms must be fitted with a “hush” button, allowing the occupant to silence the alarm for 10 minutes.

 

 

Visual Inspections:

Little hidden issues with light switches, power points or electrical fittings may go unnoticed by most people. These issues can end up causing greater safety issues. Our expert technicians are able to pick up problems with the electrical components in your house that can not only help reduce risks but also potentially lower your energy bills!

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