Safety Switch and Exit LightSafety switches are often confused with circuit breakers and fuses, but they perform different tasks.
Safety switches monitor the flow of electricity through a circuit and turn off the power in a fraction of a second if a leakage of current is detected. Safety switches provide personal protection against electric shock.
Circuit breakers meanwhile protect an electrical circuit by quickly cutting power when there is a high current fault or overload that may cause a hazard.
One safety switch may not be adequate enough to protect you from electric shock as it only protects you if the item is on the circuit that you have it installed. Power points, lights, air conditioning, oven, hot water and pool equipment circuits, even if they are on a separate tariff should all have safety switches installed and should be checked every three months.
Exit Light Testing
Safety exit lights need to be checked every SIX MONTHS by law. Every test needs to comply with the Australian Building Code, Council & Fire regulations. Some basic checks when testing includes:
- Check function for lamps. Any defective lamps will need to be replaced to match the colour and technology of the previous perfectly.
- The charger must be functional. To test for this, the battery will be disconnected from the charger and let run for a full 90minutes. If it does not function properly, it indicates a problem with either that battery or the charger.
There are several other checks that will be performed by our electricians to ensure the full functionality of the exit lighting system. We will provide a log book so you can keep a record of all exit light and safety switch test, as well as the location, brand and model of each exit light/emergency light. Ensuring your workplace is electrically safe.
If you are looking for commercial/industrial Safety Switch and Exit Light services, we have a dedicated team of experienced Master Electricians that will assist you in accordance with your requirements.