What is a Safety Switch?


Have you ever lost power in your home and went to your switchboard and flicked the switches up and down hoping the lights and power will come back on? You are not the only one.

In fact, when the power goes out that’s the first place most of us tend to go. But what most people don’t know is what they actually do and why they are so important to your health and wellbeing.

So what is a safety switch…

Your Residual Current / Circuit Breaker Overload combination device or RCBO are installed in your switchboard and their job is to everyone in contact with your home from electric shock. Safety switches have been designed to monitor the flow of electricity through a circuit and turn off the power if a leakage of current is detected within a fraction of a second.

A safety switch should be installed on all circuits in your home by an electrician. It is recommended they be tested twice a year to ensure they are in working order.

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