Earth Leakage Circuit Breakers are also important safety measures to cut off current faults or overloads.
To explain the difference we sourced a good comparison on the Worksafe (Qld) website –
“Circuit breakers protect an electrical circuit by quickly cutting power when there is a high current fault or overload that may cause a hazard. A safety switch is different, it shuts off electricity supply when it detects a leakage to earth.
Circuit breakers are installed to protect circuit wiring and appliances, while safety switches protect people.” www.worksafe.qld.gov.au
According to our principal electrician Brian Parslow (MRE Electrical Group Director) both devices aren’t fail safe so it’s important to check them on a regular basis. The installation of either device can be undertaken cost-effectively with a several options available to home owners.
When you’re buying, selling or renting property there are a range of laws mandating the use of these devices. If you’re not sure whether you are adequately protected or complying with the minimum legislated requirements, then you need to contact MRE Electrical Group. Brian and Deanne will provide you with the right information and options to keep you and your family safe.
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