There is no question that safety switches are considered a vital part of modern domestic and commercial electrical supply.
“Safety switches are the most significant change you can make to protect you and your family from electric shock,” the SA Government advises.
“While it is not mandatory to have safety switches in older homes, it is recommended that you consider having them installed,” it urges.
The Adelaide Metropolitan Fire Service is also clear on this topic. “Install earth leakage circuit breakers to all electrical circuits for additional life safety protection,” it recommends.
With our modern lifestyle dictating a much wider range of domestic appliances, greater strain is being put on existing household wiring circuits.
The best option is fitting multiple combination safety switches/circuit breakers to all circuits running through the switchboard.
Installing them is not an expensive upgrade. It will help bring your switchboard up to the best current specification.
Another bonus is that if one circuit overloads, it only shuts down that part of the system, not the entire power supply to the house e.g. if the iron trips the safety switch – why should all appliances in the house lose power and have to be reset (modem, TV’s, washing machine, etc).
Please contact Sharpe for further information or to discuss your requirements.