Residual Current Devices and Current Legislation and Compliance
New regulations in NSW means all employers and premises controllers (i.e. building owners, property managers etc) must ensure power points in their workplaces are protected by RCDs (Safety Switches or Residual Current Devices). RCD's dramatically reduce the likelihood of electrocution.
On 1 January 2013, the requirements for Residual Current Devices (RCDs) changed in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 (NSW).
Retrofitting RCD's into workplaces where ‘plug in’ electrical equipment applies to:
Can I fit RCD's into my existing switchboard or must I ugrade?
Manufacturers supply a combined RCD and Circuit Breaker, in a single device known as an RCBO or an RCD/MCB.
WHS Act 2011 - WHS Regulation 2011 - New requirements: Residual Current Devices RCDs are required in workplaces