Yes, RCD testing in workplaces is covered under AS/NZS 3760:2010 guidelines. Here’s why all NZ businesses should undertake RCD testing every 12 months…
Regular testing of fixed residual current devices (RCDs) for workplaces, including commercial premises, offices, schools, hotels and motels, retirement villages, workshops, factories and many other buildings is covered under AS/NZS 3760:2010 guidelines.
To make sure your RCD is doing the job it is supposed to, book RCD testing today!
In every workplace there is at least one electrical switchboard to divide the power and lighting into manageable circuits, which feed lights, equipment and power points. It is important you know about the little-understood device called an RCD (residual current device) that you will find amongst the breakers and fuses in this panel.
An RCD (aka a safety switch) is an electromechanical device that automatically shuts off when it detects leakage current that presents an electrocution hazard.
It only takes 200 milliseconds for a strong electric current flowing through your heart to kill you!
Like any electromechanical device, it is prone to failure. That’s why there is a requirement for regular testing.
Regular fixed RCD testing is mandatory in New Zealand for all workplaces, e.g. commercial premises, offices, schools, hotels and motels, retirement villages, workshops, factories and many other buildings.
Regular testing will ensure your RCDs remain in good working order to…
- Avoid fire and/or electrocution.
- Promote safety in the workplace.
- Meet any requirements set by your insurance company.
Our nationwide and experienced fixed RCD testing team are here to help. Book RCD testing for your workplace today…
Importance of Fixed RCD Testing
Residual current devices (RCDs) detect circuit faults. The RCD will then switch off the power to protect against electrocution or fire.
If the RCD doesn’t operate correctly, people can be electrocuted. Or the electrical circuits could overload and catch fire. To ensure your business is as safe as possible, you should book a test today.
Comply Guy can test your fixed RCDs while on-site performing other testing and maintenance. This avoids multiple callout and admin fees. We offer RCD testing services for businesses across New Zealand.
If you run a business, it is your responsibility to provide a safe environment for everyone on your property. Annual RCD testing helps demonstrate your commitment to managing risks in your workplace, and thereby reduces the risk of individual and organisational fines.
RCD testing should be done on a regular basis and consists of the following…
- Check each RCD to ensure it is the correct type for the environment.
- Examine the RCD for any signs of physical or heat damage and replace if damaged.
- Test the RCD to determine if it is operating within the correct parameters.
After completing the RCD testing, we will supply you with an electronic copy of the test report for your records.
Book RCD testing now!
Why use Comply Guy?
When you hire a member of our team, that’s exactly what you get! With no franchised testers, contractors or untrained people, you can relax in knowing you will receive the top service from a member of Comply Guy’s nationwide testing team.
We employ only the best up-to-date technicians to ensure your appliances are thoroughly compliant.
You can elect to have full database, spreadsheet or standard testing – the choice is yours.
With the ability to supply a large range of electrical and compliance services, we are your one-stop shop providing…
- electrical services
- data cabling
- thermal imaging
- loop impedance testing
- microwave testing
- test & tag (appliance testing)
- hybrid and EV servicing
… all at the same time.
Offering an affordable and reliable testing service, you will not be charged an additional on-site fee for RCD testing if an appliance testing (test & tag) service is booked for the same visit.
Don’t put lives at risk. Contact us to book RCD testing for your workplace today…