Perth RCD safety switch services

RCD electrical services Fremantle Bicton Cockburn Melville Perth 

We are the RCD specialists in Perth and Fremantle. 

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The Western Australian Government has established new laws and regulations on the installation of Residual Current Devices (RCDs) and smoke alarms in homes before renting or selling the property. Landlords, home owners and property managers all need to be aware of their legal responsibilities when the property is sold or rented. It is also very important for any home owner to have RCDs and smoke alarms installed regardless of regulations.

Providing Fremantle with RCD installations and switchboard upgrades since 2000.

Call 0404 216 333 or email us.

The RCD safety switch installation specialists since 2000.

RCD fact sheet: 

All home sellers and landlords must ensure that residual current devices (RCDs) are installed in accordance with the Electricity Regulations to protect all power and lighting circuits.

RCDs save lives

RCDs are designed to cut the electricity supply instantly if a person touches a live part and receives a shock. 30 milliamps from an active or neutral conductor to earth is enough to trip the RCD within milliseconds. By installing two or more RCDs, the property’s circuits can be divided evenly between them, ensuring some light and power remains if one RCD operates. Multiple RCDs also avoid nuisance tripping caused by appliances with low-level leakage currents. All properties constructed after 2000 should already have RCDs fitted.

Homes for sale

If you are planning to sell your home, RCDs must be fitted to protect all circuits supplying power points and lights before the land title is transferred. If two or more RCDs protecting all power and lighting circuits are not installed, you will need to engage a licensed electrical contractor to install them to comply with the Electricity Regulations.

Renting a home

Landlords must ensure RCDs are installed in accordance with the Electricity Regulations on the switchboards of their rental premises. If RCDs are not fitted, tenants should contact the managing agent or landlord and request that RCDs be installed as required.

Number of RCDs

The regulations require RCDs to be installed on the main switchboard in accordance with the Electricity Regulations. Two is a required minimum but more than two may be needed. A licensed electrical contractor will install the correct number and rating of RCDs to ensure your premises complies with the regulations.

Testing RCDs

All RCDs have a test button (the round blue buttons in the illustration) which should be pressed every three months as a minimum to verify they are functioning properly. When the button is pressed, the RCDs switch should snap into the ‘off’ position instantly.

Moving the RCDs switch back into the ‘on’ position can be done immediately. You may wish to switch off your computing equipment before doing the test. Timing devices and clocks will need to be reset.

We Install RCD safety switches to your home or business in Fremantle, Perth, Bicton, Melville, Cockburn and beyond. To help prevent electric shock you need to install an RCD.  The RCD switch monitors your power and detects electrical faults to earth thereby disconnecting the electricity in an instant. Consumers should be aware of cheap RCDs. We only use high quality RCD switches. 

For quality service Call 0404 216 333  for all  RCD and Smoke Alarm fitting –  NO CALL OUT FEES and will beat any written quote! 

 Why are we the leading RCD installation specialist? It’s all about service. 

The RCD can save your life. To help prevent electrocution, have your RCD fitted today. Safety Certificate supplied. At least 2 RCD switches need to be installed on all home switchboards. We supply and install high quality 6KA RCD safety switches. Call for a free quote today.

Be wise and use the Perth RCD installation specialist. With over 30 years of extensive electrical trade experience you know you are getting the best in the game.  Quality service and an experienced professional working in Perth and Fremantle as an electrician since 1987.

SafetySwitch electrical services is not a franchise, and we do not employ sub-contractors. You are guaranteed top professional, personal service. 

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The Safety Switch Guarantee ~  We will install your RCD  On Site – On time – Every Time.


Need an RCD fitted quickly for your rental property  in Fremantle or Perth?  Private and strata services, we’ve got you covered! What does an RCD cost?  Just take a photo of your switchboard with your phone and text it to us and we will get back to you immediately with a quote.  It’s as simple as that! Read our Google reviews, we are Perth’s No. 1 RCD installer.

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What is an RCD?  R.C.D or ‘Residual Current Device’ is an electrical safety switch. It should not be confused with a standard circuit breaker that will only cut off the power should a heavy overload occur.  Only the RCD can provide an increased level of personal electrical safety.

How do RCDs work? The RCD safety switch assists in preventing electric shock by  constantly monitoring your power.  Should it detect a minute electrical fault from the active or  neutral conductor to  earth,  your power is switched off in a split second.  With no RCD wired in, that hazard remains unchecked increasing the risk of a fatal electric shock.

The 6 top reasons for having  an RCD electrical switch installed in Fremantle and Perth:

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1)   Installing  an RCD will help prevent electric shock
2)  The RCD  can  detect faulty dangerous appliances
3)  Your  RCD  can pick up faulty  wiring
4)  An RCD can detect water in your electrical system
5)  By wiring in an RCD it can help prevent electrical fires and damage to your property
6)  All homes must be fitted with at least 2 RCD’s  to comply with new laws.

We provide a FREE RCD Testing Service with residential installations from Fremantle to Perth WA. 

Multiple RCD Installation is Cheaper!  When we fit 3 or more RCD electrical switches in a multiple format the price of the installation is reduced per RCD by over 30% making it a cheap practical choice to make. You will have a far superior electrical installation.

Get rid of the old Fuses!   We fit RCD switches and NEVER wire them with old fuses. The fuses are removed and a combination  RCD / overload protective device is fitted.  Sadly we still see new RCD safety switches fitted on boards that are simply wired into old fuses – the job has only been half done.  Porcelain wire fuses are not longer allowed, so why accept anything less? SafetySwitch electrical services will only use the latest RCD switches that incorporate overload protection technology.  Say good bye to those old fuses forever.

Every home in Perth, Western Australia must have no less than 2 RCD  electrical safety switches  fitted and  hard wired smoke alarms.  Without this a property can not be sold, rented, leased or change Title and heavy penalties apply for  non compliance.

We provide a FAST and FREE RCD FAULT ASSESSMENT when we attend to do any residential installation work and can best advise you on what course of action to take to repair faulty electrical wiring that causes your RCD to constantly trip.   All of our work is guaranteed and includes an electrical safety certificate.

Which RCD should you have installed in your home?   We prefer to install the high quality single pole safety switch  in  the 6KA range.  This is a fast acting,  more compact RCD electrical switch which is  a circuit breaker for overload protection and safety switch all in one  removing the need for old fuses.

The benefits of Multiple RCD Electrical Safety Switch Installation. As this type of RCD electrical switch is more compact it also allows you to have the RCD fitted in a multiple format.  That means installing an individual RCD electrical switch to each of the  power and light circuits of your home or business.   Should a fault occur  only that one circuit will trip off.    The disruption to your power and your business whether it be in the home or office is kept to a bare minimum as all the other power and light circuits remain on.

It is now common to find numerous  RCD switches  fitted to modern switchboards.  We can give you a FREE QUOTE on replacing all your old fuses with the latest RCD switches and circuit breakers. We also install solid state Surge Protectors to the mains power in order to protect all of your electronic appliances from electrical storms and voltage spikes.

Perth  RCD Testing is a fast free service with any residential installations that we do.  Too often an old RCD will fail to operate when it should.   Over time dirt and moisture gets into the RCD affecting its ability to function correctly.  We have all  the equipment to test the switching speed of your RCD to within 1000th of a second!

For more info and self help on RCD safety switches  go to our RCD FAQ page.

Call now for a FAST FREE RCD  QUOTE.   We will also test your old RCD for free when we attend to your job.  The RCD installation electrician.  

For more information on RCD and smoke alarm installations call 0404 216 333 or use our contact form.

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