RCD Testing

RCD Testing

At Jim’s Test & Tag, we provide RCD testing services to businesses across New Zealand. Our safety testing technicians are fully qualified, fast, and friendly. We use the best RCD tester equipment on the market to get accurate results for your business.

If your device is damaged, you could expose yourself, your employees, and guests to potential electrical shock. Every workplace needs a functional RCD to minimise electrical risk. You can make sure your protective equipment does its job by asking a test & tag team member to visit your place of business today.

Whether you have a portable or fixed RCD, you need to invest in regular maintenance. Without a functional device, faulty equipment could be fatal. Our technicians are available across the nation. Get in touch today and we will put you in touch with your local test and tag team member.

What is an RCD?

RCD is the acronym for residual current device, which is the industry term for safety switch. The main purpose of an RCD testing is to prevent severe electric shocks from occurring by detecting and quickly disconnecting the circuit or power in an electrical socket. RCDs are usually located on a switchboard but can be used portably. RCDs are used to reduce the risk of harm to humans who come into contact with an electrical circuit.

Why are RCDs important?

An RCD acts like a life-saving device by preventing dangerous electric currents and fatal electric shocks if there is a leakage current. If your electrical appliance is faulty and your RCD does not trip within the required time, harmful and fatal injuries such as electric shock can occur. Regular RCD safety switch testing can help you avoid dangerous occurrences in your workplace.

When do RCDs need to be tested?

Frequency varies according to the type of environment and/or equipment. Please refer to the following RCD schedule in Table 4 of AS/NZS3760 or have one of our technicians explain further by calling 0800 454 654.

Reliable RCD testing services

Every workplace should carry out RCD safety switch testing to ensure it is working correctly and the safety of their staff members. Jim’s Test & Tag can ensure your RCD is working efficiently, so you are protected if this type of electrical fault occurs.

Why choose Jim’s Test & Tag for RCD safety switch testing?

We’re electrical professionals who only use certified equipment for RCD testing. Our technicians have the latest industry knowledge, ensuring you meet the correct safety Standards and receive the best service.

Is there a Standard for RCD testing?

AS/NZS 3760 is a joint Australian and New Zealand Standard created by Standards Australia that outlines the in-service safety inspection, testing method and frequency of electrical appliances. In order to meet the AS/NZS 3760 Standard, you will need proof of the tasks performed. Ensure your provider provides a log book of results.

If you choose Jim’s Test and Tag for your next RCD service, you will receive a detailed test report that will meet all of your compliance requirements. We keep all of our test reports on file so that you can access another copy whenever you may need it.

Any changes to the joint Australian and New Zealand standard are closely monitored by our team members. Our dedicated technicians receive ongoing training and support to ensure your business gets professional service. If you have any questions about the frequency of testing and the nature of the tests dictated by this standard, contact us today.

Different types of RCDs

When it comes to safety, it doesn’t matter what kind of device you have – you will always need RCD testing According to the national safety standards, the nature and frequency of testing can vary based on the type of residual current device you use in your business.

The different RCDs are:

  • RCCB – Residual current operated circuit breaker without overcurrent protection
  • RCBO – Residual current operated circuit breaker with integral overcurrent protection
  • SRCD – Socket outlet incorporating a residual current device
  • FCURCD – Fused connection unit incorporating a residual current device
  • PRCD – Portable residual current device
  • CBR – Circuit breaker incorporating residual current protection
  • RCM – Residual current monitor
  • MRCD – Modular residual current device

For more information about your type of RCD, have a chat with your local Jim’s Test & Tag technician.