At Austech Surveillance and IT we are able to provide our clients with an electrical safety check to allow you peace of mind in your own home.
What is a Safety Check?
A safety check in simple terms allows an electrician to go through all the electrics in your house and ensure that there are no faults and that everything is running as smoothly as possible. The Safety Check allows the electrician to check both the RCD (which protects you) and the Circuit Board (which protects your house) and ensure your safety in your own home. Regular Safety Checks actually save you money in the long run as it allows electricians to pick up faults in their early stages and fix the small problems before they become potentially life threatening, not to mention expensive.
Why would i need to get a Safety Check?
By getting a Safety Check you are making sure that your house complies with the RCD Legislation requirements and both the Electricity Regulations 1947 and the AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring Rules.
There are four main instances when you would benefit from getting a safety check;
- When buying a house: When it comes to buying your new house, you want to ensure that it is safe for you and your family. Unlike structural issues that you are able to see, you are unable to see electrical issues. You wouldn't buy a house without checking its structural integrity would you? By getting a safety check done of your new house you can sleep peacefully at night knowing that you have taken all precautions necessary to ensure you and your families safety.
- When selling a house: When selling your house, you make sure to keep up appearances so your house is appealing to potential buyers, but what about the inside of the house? The features that keep your house running such as the electrics. You wouldn't sell a house with structural damage so why would you with internal damage. Do you and your buyer a favour and ensure all the electrics in your house are functioning smoothly, efficiently and faultless.
- When renting a house: Once again, when renting a house you want to ensure that your house is as safe as it can possibly be. With a Safety Check, your electrician will complete a thorough check of all electrics and make sure your house is running as smoothly as it can.
- If its been a few years since your last one: Regular Safety Checks actually save you money! As with anything, as time goes on things get older and they start to fault. By getting regular Safety Checks, your electrician is able to pick up these faults in the early intervention stage, fixing your smaller issue before it becomes bigger, more life threatening and more expensive.
Frequently Asked Questions about Safety Checks:
- How long will the safety check take? Each Safety checks duration will vary depending on the house size and how many powerpoints are needed to be checked.
- How much will the safety check cost? The Safety Checks pricing starts at $140 for the initial call-out fee which includes half an hour of labour. After the initial half and hour, time is charged in 15 minute blocks at $35.
- How do i prepare for a safety check? To prepare for a safety check, make sure that all your electrical outlets are easily accessible. Please be aware that while your electrician is testing your RCD your power will be going on and off.
*Remember, you may not be able to see electricity but it CAN hurt you*
What do i get out of a safety check?
At the end of the safety check you will recieve a certificate stating that you comply with the Electricity Regulations 1974 and the AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring Rules. You will also recieve peace of mind knowing that you are safe in your own home.
Remember, you may not be able to see electricity, but it CAN hurt you.