Electrical Safety and Safety Switches

Over 15 Australians are killed annually due to domestic electricity; many of these accidents could have been prevented by the installation of a safety switch. Is your family and friends life worth risking?

How do safety switches work?

On a normal power circuit, the current flowing to an appliance returns through the neutral wire. If the circuit is compromised, the electricity can leak to earth through a person in contact with the appliance, causing death or serious injury.

A safety switch detects the loss of power from the circuit and cuts the supply of electricity in as little as 30 milliseconds – 0.003 seconds. This response time is faster than the critical section of a heartbeat, and therefore significantly reduces the risk of death or serious injury.

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Are safety switches compulsory in Qld?

Yes- Safety Switches provide a higher level of protection against electrocution or electric shock and have a proven track record of saving lives. Safety switches have been compulsory on the power outlet circuits of new homes since the early 1990s, and on the light and power circuits of new homes in most states since 2000.

How can Fallon Services help with electrical safety at your home?

Fallon Services has an outstanding reputation for providing quality work in the electrical field. When safety cannot be sacrificed, Fallon Services can deliver. All Master Electricians are experienced to provide the highest standard of work and electrical safety. This means you can be sure you are getting quality work to your building.

With over 50 vehicles serving the greater Brisbane and Gold Coast area, you can be sure your tradespersons will arrive on time and carry out the work in a professional manner. We can install, supply and test your safety switch.

Remember Safety Switches save lives!!