Servicing Melbourne CBD & surrounding suburbs
Victorian Electrical Contractors Pty Ltd

Electrical safety, Richmond, Cremorne and Yarra City

For both business and residential premises, the importance of electrical safety including safety lighting and signs, cannot be overestimated. As well as following common-sense tips around your home or business such as not using old or faulty electrical appliances, regular inspections by an experienced electrical contractor will ensure peace of mind that your electrical systems are in good working order and your premises are safe.

Switchboard and safety switch upgrades and additions

It is now mandatory for all light and power circuits in homes and commercial premises to have safety switch protection. Residual Current Devices (RCD or more commonly referred to as safety switches) are what keep you safe from any dangers that may arise from electrical equipment, appliances and circuits. This could be an ageing or faulty electrical appliance, tripping circuits, bad cable connections, old household wiring or an outdated switchboard.

A safety switch will monitor the flow of electricity through each circuit. If there is a problem – for example if the flow of electricity peaks to a level that would pose a risk to personal safety, the power is switched off within 0.03 of a second.

Victorian Electrical Contractors Pty Ltd are able to assess your switchboard and electrical circuits and advise you on the best course of action to maintain electrical safety at your home or business. Our licensed electrician will determine whether your switchboard is in need of an upgrade, as well as whether or not you have a safety switch. We can install and upgrade all switchboards and safety switches in all premises.

Smoke detectors

Smoke detectors have been compulsory in all Victorian homes and businesses since 1997. At Victorian Electrical Contractors Pty Ltd we recommend photoelectric smoke alarms when installing or replacing existing units as these detect smouldering fires with the detection of smoke. Our master electricians can advise you on the correct placement of smoke detectors, as well as offering professional smoke detector installation in all residential and commercial buildings. For buildings constructed after 1997, each smoke alarm must be connected to the mains power, as well as having a backup battery in each alarm.

Remember that only working smoke alarms will alert you to the presence of smoke or fire. Did you know that without a functioning smoke alarm you are more than four times as likely to die where a fire occurs? Ensure you do not become a statistic by using the services of our master electricians at Victorian Electrical Contractors Pty Ltd.

Safety inspections

Our experienced electrical testers carry out comprehensive safety inspections for residential premises to identify any potential electrical hazards. Once identified, any hazards can be addressed and rectified.

A safety inspection involves assessing the following in your home:

  • Switchboard
  • All electrical circuits
  • Surge protection equipment
  • Smoke alarms
  • Identifying any defective electrical work
  • Electrical resistance and insulation testing.

Our experienced electrical contractors at Victorian Electrical Contractors Pty Ltd can carry out electrical safety testing at your home or place of business with our portable appliance testing equipment.

Commercial test and tag

All Victorian employers are required to provide and sustain a safe working environment. This means employing a professional to identify any dangers relating to all electrical equipment within a workplace. The process of testing and tagging will ensure that your business adheres to the necessary regulations, whereby all electrical equipment is visually inspected, with particular attention to any flexible supply cord, plug, appliance, power board and socket. Under AS/NZS 3760:2010, electrical safety testing is also required for:

  • Insulation resistance
  • Leakage current testing
  • Any earthing or grounding issues.

Exit and emergency lighting

Whether it is the installation or scheduled testing and servicing of exit and emergency lighting in your premises, Victorian Electrical Contractors Pty Ltd can provide you with professional and prompt electrical services.

In addition, exit and emergency lighting systems require testing at six-monthly intervals in accordance with lighting installation Australian Standards AS2293.1-2005. We can work with you to establish a maintenance schedule to meet your needs, plus your budget.

For the prompt and professional services of a master electrician, whether at your home or business premises, contact us at Victorian Electrical Contractors Pty Ltd. Did you know we also carry out data and communication cabling and installation?

Available across Yarra City suburbs including Abbotsford, Burnley, Collingwood, Cremorne, Fitzroy and Richmond.