RCDs are often known by other names such as earth leakage circuit breakers (ELCB) or safety switches.
An RCD is an electrical safety device specially designed to immediately switch the electricity off when electricity leaking to earth is detected at a level harmful to a person using electrical equipment.
An RCD offers a high level of personal protection from electric shock.
Fuses or over current circuit breakers do not offer the same level of personal protection against faults involving current flow to earth.
RCDs have another important advantage they reduce the risk of fire by detecting electrical leakage to earth in electrical wiring and accessories.
RCDs work on the principal what goes in must come out. They operate by continuously comparing the current flow in both the Active (supply) and Neutral (return) conductors of an electrical circuit.
RCDs are designed to operate within 10 50 milliseconds and to disconnect the electricity supply when they sense harmful leakage.
Perth Testing and Tagging was established in 1994 to help Australian businesses meet their electrical safety obligations.
As their business developed, it became evident that businesses were not adhering to Australian Safety Standards AS/NZS 3760:2010.
After lengthy research they identified that most companies wanted to meet their OHS reasonabilities but did not have the expertise or the manpower to do this. This is where Perth Testing and Tagging can help: they have established a specialised business within Australia devoted to electrical safety testing.
Their services include:
• Electrical Testing and Tagging
• Emergency Light Testing
• RCD Testing
• Thermal Imaging
• Microwave Leakage Testing
Their head office is located in Perth, WA. However, as their client base has grown they have developed a nationwide service with testing teams in every state, providing excellent customer service.
Their business continues to grow and so does their expertise, enabling them to offer their services to any business.