Safety Switches

What is a safety switch?

Safety switches are designed to save lives. They detect the loss of current from a circuit that indicates a person is receiving an electric shock, and they cut the power in as little as 30 milliseconds. Safety switches have been mandatory on the power outlet circuits of new homes since the early 1990s, and on the light and power circuits of new homes in most states since 2000.All leased properties were required to be fitted with safety switches by August 2011

 Why use safety switches?

Each year, around 15 people are killed in preventable electrical accidents in Australian homes. Around 20 times that number are hospitalised with severe burns or other injuries. These deaths and injuries can almost certainly be prevented, with the installation of safety switches.

 Matt the Sparky electricians can install safety switches in your home or workplace to ensure you are complying with all relevant Australian Standards.