VIP Lighting: Keeping your workplace safe and compliant
Residual Current Device (RCD) is a life-saving device which is designed to prevent you from getting a fatal electric shock if you touch something live, such as a bare wire. It can also provide some protection against electrical fires. The RCD turns the power off instantly in order to prevent electrocution. It is still possible to get an electric shock but risks of serious injury is greatly reduced.
How often do RCDs need testing?
Testing is required by law as stated in the AS/NZS 3760 and to be done every 12 months in retail environments.
Who is allowed to test RCDs?
A ‘competent person’ trained in the use of an RCD tester. If it is necessary to access the RCD via an electrical supply distribution board, a licensed electrician may be required. VIP Lighting recommends in most cases the use of a trained electrician as best practice.
Is there different legislation for different states?
In most cases RCD compliance of tenancies is the same in all states however there are some exceptions. Please contact VIP Lighting for more information.
For more information please visit our Government Regulations & Resource page.