Electrical

/Electrical
Electrical 2018-06-29T06:25:06+00:00

Electrical Services.

Faulty electrical equipment is the leading cause of structural fires. Electricity is invisible and odourless so how do you know if it is safe or not?

The answer is regular preventative maintenance.

By having your electrical equipment regularly maintained you decrease the risk of fire dramatically. Without regular maintenance things become faulty and unreliable.

Another way of looking at it is – If you never serviced your car would you expect it to get you to and from work every day without fail?

Maintenance of electrical systems are often overlooked, at SAFE we can complete the routine maintenance so you can rest assured that you have done everything you can to ensure your electrical systems are not going to fail or cause a fire. Under the code of practice Managing Electrical Risks in the Workplace there are certain precautions that business owners and operators are required to take to ensure they provide a safe workplace.

Contact us to find out more about your specific requirements. (LINK)

Thermal Imaging.

With thermal imaging we have the ability to see the invisible fault that we can’t see with the naked eye.

Thermal imaging works by using an infrared camera to identify hot spots in the electrical system. Hot spots are caused by faulty equipment or equipment that is starting to fail, loose connections or short circuits.

Some insurance companies are now asking for this to be completed as part of their policy.

A regular inspection regardless of the age of the equipment prevents the faults from escalation into a fire or system failure.

SAFE can complete this inspection so you don’t need to worry about remembering when it was last checked. All switchboards are fitted with a barcode and entered onto our asset management system so they are never forgotten. On completion a tag showing the date tested and next test date is placed on the switchboard.

Contact us to find out more about your specific requirements. (LINK)[/fusion_text]

Exit & Emergency Lighting.

Exit and emergency evacuation lighting systems reduce panic during an emergency evacuation by clearly identifying escape routes and providing visibility during power failure.

Workplace health and safety regulations require workplace safety features, including exit and emergency evacuation lighting, be maintained at a high level of operational readiness to minimise the risk of injury to all site occupants.

To ensure your premises is compliant, SAFE can provide a comprehensive site risk assessment and advise you on the correct placement for exit and emergency evacuation lighting.

All installed exit & emergency lights are required to be inspected in accordance with AS/NZS 2293 on a 6 monthly basis.[/fusion_text]

SAFE can complete this inspection so you don’t need to worry about remembering when it was last checked. All lights are entered onto our asset management system so they are never forgotten.
Please contact us to find out more or arrange an inspection. (LINK)

Electrical Testing & Tagging.

Electrical Safety testing and tagging is required to ensure no-one is at risk of receiving an electric shock as they use electrical appliances. SAFE perform a safety test on all electric appliances that plug into a 240V power-point; if the equipment passes the test it is tagged as safe to use. If it fails the test we will recommend the appliance is repaired or disposed of.

The Australian Standard that the test is performed under is AS/NZ 3760 (LINK). Testing frequency is determined by means of a risk assessment in accordance with the electrical code of practice Managing electrical risks in the workplace (LINK). Based on the risk assessment testing is completed 3 Monthly, 6 Monthly, 12 Monthly, 24 Monthly or 60 Monthly.

SAFE uses the latest machines to complete the electrical testing and tagging. On the first test we add a completely separate asset ID barcode label, this label is not removed and is referenced on the report. By completing the inspections this way we can ensure that all items previously tested are retested and nothing is forgotten or missed. This can also be helpful for internal asset tracking.

Our testers have a printer connected and automatically print a test tag when the test has passed. This saves time and enable us to complete testing and tagging at a very competitive rate. It also means that items must be tested and cannot just be tagged.

Please contact us to find out more or arrange an inspection. (LINK)

RCD Testing.

RCDs are electrical safety devices designed to immediately switch off the supply of electricity when electricity leaking to earth is detected at harmful levels. They offer high levels of personal protection from electric shock.

RCD’s are sometimes referred to as safety switches. Testing is required to take place in accordance with AS/NZS 3760 (LINK). Testing frequencies are normally 6 monthly however they can be more stringent depending on the location that they are installed.

The test is completed by using a testing device that measures the time in milliseconds that the RCD takes to isolate the power supply when a 10 or 30 milliamp difference is applied to the circuit. This simulates a person being electrocuted. This ensures the power supply would effectively be disconnected within the specified time frame.

SAFE can complete this inspection on a regular basis so you don’t need to worry about remembering when it was last checked. All RCD’s are entered onto our asset management system so they are never forgotten. On completion a tag showing the date tested and next test date is placed on the switchboard.
Please contact us to find out more or arrange an inspection. (LINK)

Microwave Radiation Testing.

Microwave Radiation Testing is the only way to determine if your microwave is leaking radiation.

SAFE can complete a Radiation Leakage Inspection on your Microwave Oven on site in accordance with AS/NZS 60335.2.25. This involves the measurement of radiation levels around the oven using an advanced Microwave Radiation Leakage Detector to ensure they are below limits specified in the Australian Standard. Once the unit has been tested and passed, a certification label indicating radiation and power levels is affixed to the front door of the Microwave to clearly display the unit is safe to use.

Approximately 1 out of 10 microwaves that are not regularly tested fail. So please don’t take the chance.

Please contact us to find out more or arrange an inspection. (LINK)

General Electrical Repairs

SAFE can complete a variety of electrical repairs and maintenance within your workplace. In addition to this SAFE’s multi skilled electricians regularly complete routine service work, what this means is that while we are onsite completing the routine maintenance of your essential services we can also change some lights, replace a faulty power point, add in an additional power point etc… The advantages of this is the fact that we are already onsite, so you are not charged with a minimum service call as you would if you called another electrician to come and do the same work.

Please contact us to find out more. (LINK)