Chermside Electrical And Property Services

Home Safety

Home Safety Switches Smoke Alarms Test & Tag

Safety Switches

A safety switch is a device designed to prevent injury or death through electrocution. Safety switches will provide a reliable means of preventing electrocution from most electrical accidents that occur in and around the home. Safety switches are designed to cut the supply of electricity in a fraction of a second when a harmful level of electricity is detected leaking to earth. It greatly increases the safety of your electrical system.

Just like any safety device it must be checked and maintained to ensure that it is always in working order. Safety switches come with a "TEST" button. Regularly check your switches by pressing this test button. If the switch does not cut the power supply when you press the test button, Contact Ed Brady immediately to have it repaired. Avoid touching any appliances whilst testing.

Safety switches are often confused with circuit breakers and surge protectors. The purpose of circuit breakers and surge protectors are to protect appliances. They do not protect people. If you do not have a safety switch, you should get one installed immediately. Safety switches have been compulsory in all new Queensland homes since July 1992. Additionally, if you own a property that is being rented, or if you are building or selling a home that doesn't have a safety switch, you may be required by law to have a safety switch installed.

Contact Ed Brady to discuss the installation or replacement of your Safety Switches.

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Smoke Alarms

Smoke from a home fire is toxic, only early warning can assist in giving your family vital time to escape a smoke filled room. Also, when asleep you will not smell the smoke from a fire and the smoke will actually put you into a deeper sleep. A smoke alarm is required on every level of a property.

Smoke alarms have been responsible for saving many lives by helping people detect fires early.

Smoke alarms should be routinely checked and maintained to ensure that they are always in working order.

All smoke alarms (including 240v alarms) must be replaced after 10 years.

There is no general-purpose smoke alarm for all locations. The correct choice is important to avoid false alarms, as excessive false alarms can lead to the householder disabling the smoke alarm.

Contact Ed Brady to discuss the installation or replacement of your Smoke Alarms.

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Test and Tag

Chermside Electrical and Property Services offers a full test and tag service for homes and businesses where we check all your appliances for electrical fault and tag items accordingly. This process is essential to ensure the safety of your home or workplace and is commonly required by law. This process must be carried out by a competent person, ideally by a licenced electrician.

If an item is found to be safe, it is fitted with a durable tag that informs any users that the item has been tested, and the date at which the item should be retested.

Contact Ed Brady to have your home or workplace devices tested.

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