Electrical faults and appliances are a common cause of house fires in NSW every year but they don’t need to be. All of these fires could have been prevented by the simple installation of a safety switch, which is designed to turn off the electricity supply in milliseconds if an electrical fault is detected.

The NSW Government is urging homeowners to have safety switches installed in their homes as part of a new campaign aimed at ramping up the electrical safety of homes across the state.

The campaign, led by NSW Fair Trading and SafeWork NSW, seeks to promote the importance of a safety switch in every NSW home.

The new campaign will be delivered with a number of industry partners including unions, energy retailers and CHOICE to educate and encourage NSW homeowners to install switches and to undertake regular checks.

How do you know if you need to get your switchboard checked out?

Do you have the old porcelain fuses and unprotected circuits on your current fuse box or switchboard? If you do, they are not safe and are non-compliant with the current regulations (BS7671:2008). To be compliant and ensure your family’s safety, homes should have dedicated safety switches, one on each circuit, to protect against electric shock. Safety switches work by monitoring the flow of current through the circuit they’re installed on. When the flow is normal, the switches are disengaged, but if the switch detects a difference in power surge it’s immediately engaged and will switch-off the power supply in a millisecond, saving you from electrocution, electric shock or possible death.

Simply give our team a call on 9477 2550, we will be able to let you know if you need your switchboard inspected and upgraded with just a few questions. And then we can offer you an obligation free quote to upgrades, so it complies and gives you the peace of mind of knowing your electrical systems are safe.