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Having multiple safety switches installed

Having multiple safety switches installed

Sep 25 2018

Safety switches (/domestic/safety-switch) play a vital role in the well being, health and safety of the occupants of the home. In the event of a leak within the electrical current from either an appliance or from wiring touching something, it's not supposed to the safety switch cuts the power off the very millisecond the leak happens. This can save lives and ultimately families. Multiple safet ..

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Don't risk unlicensed electrical work

Don't risk unlicensed electrical work

Sep 06 2018

The dangers of unlicensed electrical work have recently been in the media with the death of a young NSW carpenter earlier this year. The carpenter was electrocuted while working in the roof of a home thought to have unlicensed electrical wiring illegally connected to the mains power system. This tragedy is a reminder for every home and business owner across the country to only ever us ..

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Turn the main switch off, it may save your life

Turn the main switch off, it may save your life

Sep 29 2016

Doing some home maintenance this weekend that involves going into your ceiling space or under the floor of your house? Going under the floor to rescue the dog/cat, or get the spare tiles you keep under there? Store stuff in the ceiling space? Before you do any of these jobs remember to: Turn the main switch off first! Many older electrical installations still have cloth covere ..

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Where should smoke alarms be installed?

Where should smoke alarms be installed?

Sep 01 2016

When deciding where to install smoke alarms (/domestic/smoke-alarm-installation) in your home there are a few factors to consider. The alarms need to be located where everyone in the home can hear them, all the time. Depending on the layout of your house this will differ slightly but generally, this means that a smoke alarm is placed: on every level of a multi-level building  ..

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Infinity and Olsent brand electrical cable recall

Infinity and Olsent brand electrical cable recall

Sep 01 2016

The faulty electrical cable, installed throughout Victoria during 2012 and 2013, poses a significant fire and electric shock risk and is still being used in homes and buildings across the state. It is reported that up to 22,000 buildings around Australia could be affected by the recall. Recalled cables The 'TPS' and 'Orange Round' Infinity and Olsent branded electrical cables are sub ..

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What's the difference between a safety switch and a circuit breaker?

What's the difference between a safety switch and a circuit breaker?

Sep 01 2016

The main difference between a safety switch (/domestic/safety-switch) (or RCD) and a circuit breaker (often referred to as a fuse) is a safety switch protects people from electrical accidents and the circuit breaker protects wiring and electrical systems in your home. What does a safety switch do? Safety switches monitor the flow of electricity through a circuit and detect imbalances  ..

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