Safety switch installation is the greatest safety improvement for electrical systems that has been introduced in the last 20 years. Countless lives have been saved because of their use, but tragically not all electrical systems are adequately protected by them resulting in death and injury to unsuspecting people.
By law all power circuits in an installation must have a safety switch, also known as a residual current device, protecting them. This is not only good practice, but most importantly has proven to save lives
The QLD government has run advertising campaigns recently highlighting the dangers of electrocution in ceiling spaces. We highly recommend that safety switches be fitted to all lighting circuits as well as power point circuits. This provides a high level of protection from potential electric shock, and reduces the risk of significant injury or death resulting from contact with live wires or faulty electrical equipment. Always turn the power off regardless if you are entering the ceiling space.