Electrical safety checks are imperative to identify electrical faults and safety concerns. For example, they can ensure that wiring components comply with Australian industry standards set out in the Electricity Safety Regulation 2002, or all household appliances are installed correctly. Our team of Level 2 Electricians in Sydney are certified, trained and possess the experience to pinpoint faults in any residential or commercial electrical system. Require our services? Reach out to our electricians today.
Davidsons Electrical’s team of experienced electricians can identify the following:
✓ If electrical circuits and equipment are experiencing an overload
✓ Reveal electrical hazards and rectify them
✓ Identify non-compliant ‘handy work’
✓ Highlight lack of earthing or bonding
✓ Switchboard and power point testing
✓ Replacement of faulty electrical systems
How often should you have an electrical safety check?
Safety checks of all electrical fixtures, appliances and installations every year can keep renters and homeowners safe from dangers associated with electrical faults. Regular mandatory safety checks can also ensure that property managers and owners are fulfilling their obligations. It’s important that electrical safety inspections are carried out by a team of licensed electricians. With their knowledge, experience and industry know-how, they can ensure that service is completed in accordance with building codes and legislation.
Why do you need an Electrical Safety Check?
Depending on the electrical systems in your business premises or home, certified electricians must thoroughly work through all internal and external areas to make sure there are no risks or issues. When problems are identified, every issue will be noted in a detailed report and a practical solution will be recommended.
These days, electrical safety inspections are supported by state governments and local councils. Therefore, there is almost no excuse to avoid looking into the services of an experienced electrician to perform an electrical audit at your house. Safety checks involve making sure electrical circuits are not overloaded. Any potential hazards can be highlighted and rectified immediately.
Many elements can impact the safety of your home’s electrical circuit, such as usage, age and the installation of new appliances and devices. By not having regular electrical checks, you risk your family as well as lose all your belongings in an electrical-related fire. Finding out the electrical hazards lurking in your home with a safety inspection can prevent catastrophic events.
With a comprehensive electrical safety check, you can obtain all the necessary information to keep your home safe. Remember, hazards can be costly and dangerous to your family if not fixed immediately.
A safety inspection is vital for the following:
- Old wiring in your house.
- Your house or business premises is more than 25 years old and hasn’t had an inspection.
- You have electrical equipment operating erratically, especially if appliances are more than 5 years old.
Only approved electrical safety inspectors are authorised to carry out inspections. With Davidsons Electrical, you can be rest assured that you’ll receive a thorough assessment. Our certified electricians will conduct a visual audit and run some detailed tests with the power switch off. Once tests are completed, your electrical system will be restored to its original condition.
The detailed report you receive from your electrical safety inspection will contain a general assessment of the overall condition of your electrical systems, and whether it is safe or in need of remedial work. We can summarise the results of every test conducted, the limitations that existed along with a list of items which need your attention.
No matter how unique your electrical requirements are, Davidsons Electrical is here to help.
Frequently Asked Questions
An Electrical Safety Check is an inspection that looks for faults or potential concerns in an electrical system to ensure that it is safe, optimal and working according to Australian safety standards.
There is a range of electrical safety tests that electricians may conduct on a site, depending on their level and the condition of the property.
- Hipot test (voltage testing appliances)
- Insulation resistance (measuring the electrical resistance of insulation to prevent leakage from live cables)
- Earth continuity test (ensures that metal in electrical circuits is connected to the earth)
- Leakage current test (detects if any current does not flow back through the circuit)
As Level 2 ASP electricians, we carry qualifications from rigorous training that allows us to conduct more advanced tasks in an electrical safety check, specific to overhead and underground connections to service lines.
Such as safely connecting and disconnecting a property from a network, repairing cables, replacing faulty private electrical poles or cables, metering, upgrading systems, and more.
When electrical faults aren’t addressed, they can cause dangerous hazards like fire and electric shock. Each year, 40% of fires in NSW come from faults in electrical systems and appliances.
Electrical safety checks help reveal any variations outside the norm, which could either pose a hazard or end up escalating into a hazard in future. Allowing us to repair, replace or upgrade any existing parts for a safe and optimal system.
For instance, a safety check in older homes might reveal if there is a safety switch installed in a home. Safety switches automatically turn the connection of a building to the mains off in the case of a fault, such as a lightning strike. In a home where there is no safety switch or other supporting equipment, a safety check offers the opportunity to install them.
In an residential safety check in Australia, an ASP electrician conducts thorough testing that look at the wiring behind the sockets and in metre boxes, insulation around wiring, testing earth connections around sockets, replacing an outdated parts or cables and examining and evaluating circuits. When these checks happen, Level 2 electricians like Davidson Electrical are sometimes needed to successfully and safely disconnect the home or business from the main power.
As Level 2 electricians at Davidson Electrical, we also take a more specialised approach to investigating for electrical safety for when bigger faults occur. When the powerboard glows red or the safety switches refuses to switch on, we conduct safety checks while repairing the rest of your circuitry, while doing a comprehensive check on any areas that the outage may have affected.
Any certified electrician can perform an electrical safety inspection. However, certain electrical systems and faults need more expertise than others to complete.
Davidson Electrical is a Level 2 electrician provider. This means that we perform more advanced electrical safety inspections on overhead and underground connections between you and the electric supply network and other infrastructure surrounding this space. (For e.g. metering, smart metering, private poles, and cable repairs.)
Many electricians advocate having your electrical system inspected every three to five years. However, an inspection by a skilled level 1 electrician annually is the best way to ensure that your system performs at its best.
Aside from more severe electrical issues that make a safety check apparent, you can also consider an earlier-than-usual examination if:
- You recently acquired a previously owned residence.
- You completed a major renovation that may have impacted the electrical system.
- Your property has new appliances.
- Your residence is at least 40 years old.
A level 2 electrical safety inspection should also take place, anytime you need an electrical service that requires connecting or disconnecting from overhead or underground cables.
All minor replacements will be factored into the overall cost of the inspection. However larger parts and specialists services will require additional cost. We will always let you know beforehand of the price with a quote, before proceeding.
Davidsons Electrical and Data can perform virtually any necessary electrical check and repair. Thanks to our years of expertise serving Sydney (North Shore, Northern Beaches, and beyond), we are not only skilled and timely electricians but also understand the value of client satisfaction. We know that electrical repairs are sometimes required under stressful situations, so we offer a flawless and stress-free experience for all our customers.
With Davidsons Electrical, you are guaranteed a comprehensive evaluation of your power supply systems. Our licensed electricians will conduct a visual inspection and perform exhaustive tests to identify potential issues.
We also don’t function on the typical 9–5 schedule. We offer 24-hour response times to give you excellent customer service when issues arise at your residence or business. Contact Us today to get a free quote on the routine safety inspection of your power supply.