Residual Current Device testing (RCD testing) also known as safety switches, is the process of "tripping" the RCD safely, to ensure it responds quickly in the event of an electrical incident. It is designed to trip (turn off) when current leakage is detected. These safety switches are installed to protect users from problems such as:
RCD switches are required by AS/NZS 3760:2010 to be regularly inspected to ensure rapid response to any issues within a specified time frame. This is of crucial importance as a faulty RCD device can lead to severe electrical shock or fatality. There are two different types of testing for RCD devices and these two types must be carried out.
The regularity of these tests will depend upon the nature of your business, the equipment in use and where they are used. Outlined below is the timing requirements contained within AS/NZS 3760:2010.
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Thermal Scanners will provide help in understanding the requirements of the legislated RCD testing. As part of the service Thermal Scanners will provide a detailed RCD report which includes:
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