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At The Local Electrician, we understand the importance of ensuring the safety of your home or business, which is why we offer top-quality safety switch installation and testing services. Our team of skilled electricians is dedicated to providing the peace of mind that comes with knowing your property is protected from electrical hazards.

Safety switches, also known as circuit breakers or RCDs (residual current devices), are essential to any electrical system. They work by detecting any abnormal currents in your electrical circuit and automatically shutting off the power to prevent dangerous electrical fires or shocks. You can significantly reduce the risk of electrical accidents by installing safety switches and protecting your family, employees and property.

The Local Electrician has been offering quality safety switch installations in Sydney for 25 years. All our team members are qualified Level 2 Electrician operators with the skills to successfully install an electrical safety switch. Aside from safety switch installation, we can repair, replace or test the current safety switch if required. Contact us today to schedule your safety switch installation or testing service and get the peace of mind you deserve. And if it’s your first service with us, we’ll slash 15% off the price!

TLE — Your Trusted Local Safety Switch Experts

We’ve been helping clients in the area for over 25 years, and we’d love to use our expertise to help you with your safety switch installations in Sydney! Here are a few reasons why our customers love us:

Licensed & Insured Electricians

Trust and safety are of utmost importance when it comes to electrical work. We only hire the most qualified and experienced electricians to join our team. All our electricians are fully licensed and insured, guaranteeing you receive the highest quality workmanship. We take pride in our work and uphold the highest safety and quality standards.

On-time Electrician Or It's Free!

At The Local Electrician, we understand how precious your time is. We promise to arrive on time for all our appointments, or your service is free. We know punctuality is vital, and we strive to exceed your expectations by providing prompt and reliable service.

Same Day Services

When it comes to electrical issues, waiting is not an option. That's why we offer same-day services to ensure that you get the support you need when you need it. Whether you need emergency safety switch installation in Sydney or quick safety switch testing, our team is here to help.

Free Safety Inspection

Safety is and always will be our top priority, which is why we offer free safety inspections to help protect your home or business. Our team of skilled electricians will thoroughly assess your electrical system to identify any potential hazards and provide recommendations for ensuring the safety of your property. Prevention is the best course of action, and we are committed to helping you create a safe and secure environment for your family, employees or customers.

5 Year Warranty On All Materials

At The Local Electrician, we stand behind our work and use only the best materials to ensure long-lasting results. We believe in the quality of our work and want you to have complete confidence in our services. With our five-year warranty, you can trust that your electrical needs are in good hands and that we will support you should any issues arise.

What is a Safety Switch?

A safety switch will instantly turn the power off in case there’s an electrical problem or
short due to faulty wiring or appliances. Safety switches are mandatory in new homes.
But for older homes built before safety switches were required, it’s a relatively small investment compared to rebuilding your house due to an electrical fire the switch could have prevented.

A safety switch is an essential device within the main electrical switchboard of a building. Its primary and crucial function is to stop the electricity supply when it detects an electrical fault. Therefore, a safety switch installation in a new or existing home is mandatory. Because they prevent the potential for electrical shock, electric fires and even death, these simple devices should be installed in all buildings.

Common Safety Switch Issues We Address

At The Local Electrician, we have years of experience addressing a wide range of common safety switch problems, including:

Tripping safety switches — If your safety switch is constantly tripping, it may be a sign of an electrical issue or a malfunctioning switch. Our team can diagnose the problem and provide a solution to prevent further tripping.

Safety switches not working — If your safety switch is not functioning correctly, it may not provide the protection you need. Our electricians can perform thorough safety switch testing to identify issues and provide necessary repairs.

Safety switch maintenance — Regular maintenance is crucial to ensure the reliability and effectiveness of your safety switches. Our team can provide routine inspections and repairs to keep your safety switches in top working condition.

If you’re experiencing any of these common safety switch issues or have concerns about the safety of your electrical system, our team is here to help. Contact us today to schedule your service.

Safety Switch Installation

It’s a good thing you’ve already realised the importance of safety switches and RCDs. However, only licensed electricians should do the installation to ensure reliability, safety and correct function. After all, the main goal is safety and you want to be sure that professionals handle it. You’ve already played a huge role in providing the good things for yourself and family. Now it’s time to let us take care of the electrical.

The Local Electrician can install safety switches on all your new installations and/or upgrade your existing switchboards. We’ve already honed our skills and we’ve mastered every step, which is why the entire installation process will look smooth and efficient. It’s one of those small actions that can yield amazing results because of the resulting safety and peace of mind you would gain.

RCD Safety Switch Testing

If you currently have a safety switch and are unsure if it still works, simple steps can be personally or professionally performed to determine if it’s functional. We can perform these tests for you, provide support on the topic and be called for when needing help, replacement, or new installations.

RCD safety switch testing should be done at least twice a year. You can do so by pushing the “test” button. If it works, it will trip to the “off” position, where manually putting it back to “on” is needed. If it’s a faulty safety switch, it will not transition to the “off” button. In such cases, calling a licensed electrician is the next step to ensure your safety switch is working. We can be called out if there is an issue or even if you need our knowledge to check if the safety switch is working properly.

Types Of Safety Switches

When installing a safety switch, there are three main types of safety switches. All which we can install and test, they are:

Switchboard safety switch

This is the main switchboard of the building and only a licensed and certified electrician can install the safety switch. They are important for keeping selected electrical circuits protected, as well as electrical cords and appliances connected to powerpoints. Protection comes from when an electrical fault occurs and the device will shut off electrical supply to the particular circuit.

Powerpoint safety switch

Replacing normal powerpoints switches, these are built to add more protection to electrical appliances, cords and other electrical wiring. A licensed electrician is still needed to install the specialised powerpoint, while they are recommended to be located at the first powerpoint after the switchboard.

Portable safety switch

These are important when dealing with electrical appliances that are not connected to a switchboard or a powerpoint safety switch. For example, power
tools should be connected to a portable safety switch to protect from electrical faults. Moreover, the portable safety switch is to be plugged into a powerpoint, then the appliance into the portable powerpoint.

Get a Quote on Your Safety Switch Electrical Services Today

If you need safety switch installation, testing, or repairs, The Local Electrician is here to help. Our team of skilled electricians is dedicated to providing top-quality electrical services to ensure the safety and protection of your home or business.

Simply fill out our online form to request a quote on your safety switch electrical services to get started. One of our team members will contact you shortly to discuss your needs and provide a customised quote.

In addition to safety switch services, we also offer a full range of other electrician services Sydney-wide, including lighting installations, electrical panel upgrades and more. Check out our website to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your electrical needs. Contact us today to get a quote on your safety switch electrical services and take the first step towards a safer and more reliable electrical system.

Our Services

Our skilled electricians are qualified to carry out any electrical repair or installation within Sydney. We strive to deliver absolute customer satisfaction by offering electrical services that are affordable, safe and long lasting.

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