Why is switchboard inspection important ?

Doing electrical maintenance is part of the job for a qualified electrician in the Gold Coast, and it should be part of your routine as a property owner. It includes performing a close inspection of main switchboards and the testing of safety switches. A lack of inspection and testing can contribute to significant safety hazards that can be avoided. The best way to make sure that it can is to employ a professional to inspect it for any issues.

How to prepare your switchboard?

Inside the main switchboards on all the properties across Queensland are safety switches. A licensed electrical contractor should test these to ensure they are tripping within the required time of 300 milliseconds of cutting power to any faulty source. Safety switches that fail to trip within the required time will be deemed defective and need replacement or repair. Safety switches must be tested in accordance with AS/NZ 3760:2010, and this dictates that an inspection must be completed every six months.

Why is a switchboard inspection necessary?

Everything powered by electricity in your electrical system runs through your switchboard, which means it isn’t something you should neglect. Even simple issues have the potential of causing unwanted damage, problems and maybe even a spark that becomes a fire. Houses are now using more and more power, and the higher load being put on boards can result in more significant faults. The effects of not performing general checks and tests can be substantial, so it’s best to avoid them. Here are some essential services and electrical maintenance that we recommend:

  • Visual inspection and written detailed report to have on file
  • Searching for unsafe components and exposed live parts
  • Checking consumer mains, wiring and circuit breakers
  • Check earthing electrode is compliant with standards
  • Check compliance to current standards
  • Take photographs of any anomalies
  • Provide written quotation for recommendations

It’s time for a switchboard upgrade

These are warning signs that you have a switchboard close to malfunction and needs an electrical upgrade. To avoid the warning signs developing into something worse, it is essential that the switchboard on your property is upgraded and maintained to meet the mandatory Australian standard.

Choose a licensed electrician for your electrical maintenance

Routine maintenance work might seem like an inconvenience in your busy schedule. Still, all our licensed electricians are available to perform thorough electrical checks at the most suitable time for you. Choose Powertrip Electrical, and you’ll be working with some of the best electricians on the Gold Coast. The team is experienced in residential and commercial electrical works in Gold Coast, Helensvale, Broadbeach, Bundall, Mermaid Beach, Palm Beach, Nerang and Burleigh Heads. Reach out to us to schedule an on-site inspection, and we can handle it all.