All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use. They should, therefore, be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use. We call these safety checks an Electrical Periodic Inspection Report. Faulty and old wiring is one of the main causes of electrical fires in the home. By checking the condition of your wiring, sockets, switches and other accessories you can reduce the risk of an electrical fire. Below are some of the items covered in the Electrical Periodic Inspection Report.
The inspection will:
Tests are also carried out on wiring and fixed electrical equipment to check that they are safe. A schedule of circuits is also provided, which is invaluable for any property.
An earth loop impedance test will be done on each circuit and the readings provided in the report. A circuit should be provided with an RCBO and for this RCBO to work correctly the earth loop impedance has to be a satisfactory reading as outlined in table 8.1 of the Australian Wiring Rules 3000.2007. A standard power circuit would have a 16 amp RCBO. The maximum earth fault loop impedance reading of that circuit should be no more than 1.92 ohms. If the earth fault loop impedance is more than 1.92 ohm the RCBO will not work quickly enough and could result in an electric shock under fault conditions.
At Mastin Electrical your safety is our priority.
Periodic inspection and testing should be carried out only by electrically competent persons, such as registered electricians. They will check the condition of the electrics against the Australian wiring rules.
Mastin Electrical can also carry out your portable appliance testing to ensure they are safe from issues or faults that may harm an individual.
We can also carry out Earth fault loop impedance testing and RCD testing at the same time to ensure complete safety in the work place.