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Switch on to Safety Switches

Safety switches have been compulsory in all new homes in Queensland since 1992. So whether you’re a renter or a homeowner, make sure that you have at least one safety switch and that it is working. However, if you have more than one circuit in your home or office, you should have a safety switch for that circuit.

Electrical safety switches

Why are they important?

Safety switches are REALLY important! They monitor the flow of electricity through a circuit and shut down the power if they detect leakage of current. This prevents electric shock… and saves lives.

Testing your safety switch

So you’ve found the safety switch or switches and can congratulate yourself on being both compliant and safe – right? Well almost. You need to check that it is working which ideally, you should do every three months or so.

How to test your safety switch

  1. Locate the safety switch.
  2. Locate the test button for that safety switch.
  3. Press the safety switch test button.
    If it is working, power for that circuit immediately trips off and you’re good to go!
    If your safety switch doesn’t immediately trip the power then it is faulty and must be replaced.

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For more information, visit Workplace Health and Safety Electrical Safety Office Workers’ Compensation Register. and Shockproof your home.

Other electrical services

  • Electrical Breakdowns and Repairs as well as…
  • Electrical Installations
  • Switchboards and solar-ready upgrades 
  • Lighting LEDs
  • Additional Power points (including USB)
  • Home Efficiency (including energy audits). As well as that, we’re certified Installers for Carbon Track Intelligent Home Energy Management www.carbontrack.com.au
  • Home Automation (that is to say Smart and energy efficient). So get your home working for you, with Google Home and Carbon Track www.carbontrack.com.au
  • Electrical safety in home or office
  • Electrical Safety Inspections (for example, pre-purchase or new homes)
  • New House Services (wiring from start to finish) 
  • Swimming Pool and Garden (that is, we wire, repair or replace pool pumps, pool filtration, pool chlorination, pool heating and pool lights)
  • Test and Tag equipment
  • Phone and Data Cabling (we install IP phones, data cabling and networking)
  • TV Outlets and Antennas (for example, we install and move your existing TV aerial or add additional outlets)
  • IP Phones Systems/Virtual PBX (such as Virtual PBX, call recording, call analytics and advertising conversion tracking www.officephoneaustralia.com.au
  • Smoke Alarms (we install and test your mains and battery-powered smoke alarms)
  • Ceiling Fans (we install or replace your existing fan)

We’re here to help!

Always Prompt Repairs are open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 4.30pm. However, if you need us outside these hours, call us and we’ll come to the rescue.

As well as electrical installations, we offer

  • Competitive pricing so that we make it affordable for your business
  • And a skilled team of master electricians with vans stocked with parts

We accept cash, mobile EFTPOS, Debit, VISA and MasterCard.

Remember that additional charges may apply after hours or weekends. To sum up… what are you waiting for?

Just call us now (07) 3062 2377