Safety Switch Electrician

Our electricians can:

Install safety switches and residual current devices

Fault find and repair

Conduct a free safety inspection with any service

Advise the best safety switch for your home

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Safety Switch Electrician

Our electricians can:

Install safety switches and residual current devices

Fault find and repair

Conduct a free safety inspection with any service

Advise the best safety switch for your home

How Can We Help You?

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Why Choose Us?

Here are just a few of the reasons Sydneysiders trust us for their electrical work.

On Time, Same Day Service

We guarantee on time service, and same day availability, so you won't be waiting about.

35+ Years Licensed & Insured

Unlike some electricians, we've been licensed, accredited and insured for over 35 years.

24/7 Service 365 Days

We're ready to rescue you, no matter when you need us, with 24/7 service, even on public holidays.

Recommended & highly rated

Our electricians are friendly, polite, and put your needs first. And our great online reviews reflect this.

Lifetime Guaranteed Work

If anything goes wrong with our work, we'll come back and fix it for free.

Up Front, Honest Pricing

After inspecting your job, we provide a written, fixed price quote on every job, so there are no nasty surprises when you get the bill.


The importance of safety switches & residual current devices (RCDs)

Safety switches are vital devices that every household should have, to protect themselves from electrical incidents. A safety switch is a device that turns off the electricity whenever there is a fault detected. It is designed for the purpose of preventing damages & injuries that can occur from the result of electric shocks.

Faulty appliances, children playing with sockets, or even just a lack of basic maintenance are a few examples of when residents can suffer from electrical shock, and potentially blow up the switchboard or damage the wiring. If you need to ensure the protection of your home and family from electrical accidents, check that you have a safety switch installed in your property as soon as you can.

There are different types that can be put in place, with each offering a different layer of protection. Safety switches can only be installed by a licensed electrician. If you’re living in Sydney, and need assistance with installing or maintaining safety switches, call Electrician To The Rescue - we are always close by, always ready to rescue you!

Frequently Asked Questions Related To Safety Switches

Our electricians are here to help you with all your safety switch queries so we've answered some of the most common questions we get about safety switches and devices.

Yes! When a fault occurs safety switches turn off the electricity running through the fault area, to prevent electric shocks.

Sydney's safest electricians

At Electrician To The Rescue you’ll never have to wait around for us! Thanks to our GPS enabled tracking on all our vans, we can always have the closest electrician to you at your most preferred time. Thanks to our fast dispatch service you’ll never have to worry about your home being unprotected from electrical faults and shocks!

We’ve been saving Sydney residents from electrical faults for over 35 years. In that time, we’ve never come across an electrical safety fault we couldn’t fix! So, if you need a safety switch installation, repair or maintenance carried out, you need Electrician To The Rescue. And don’t worry if a safety fault occurs during the night, our electricians are ready to rescue you 24/7, because when it comes to electrical safety you can’t always wait till the morning!

Electrical safety can be confusing, so when you’re looking to have your homes safety switches repaired, investigated or updated, you need Electrician To The Rescue. All our electricians are fully qualified, licensed and well experienced in the trade, so you can trust us with your safety switch concerns!

With our same day service, you can rest assured that your home’s electrics will be safe again before the day is out. And with our upfront quotes, and by the jobs costings you’ll never have to pay more than the original quote, even if the job takes a little longer to fix. That’s why we’re Sydney’s most trusted safety switch electricians.

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Safety Switches Are A Must Have for Homes and Businesses in NSW

Safety switches are also known as Residual Current Devices (or ’RCDs’). The importance of the RCD has been written into NSW Workplace legislation, where it is essential for all workplaces to install a safety switch for each power point. This law was passed in February 2014 in order to protect employees of organisations from serious injury or electric shocks.

Electrical shocks can occur anytime and from a variety of problems. Reports indicate that a lot of causes can be traced back to faulty appliances in the household, which can trigger a charge in electricity and therefore cause shocks when the appliance is mishandled.

There have also been issues with children playing with power outlets, where their fascination outweighs their understanding of the danger that could arise. Therefore, all residential properties in NSW require at least one RCD in the lighting and power circuits, to ensure a minimal level of protection.

Installing a safety switch can prevent a whole host of electrical related problems, including current and power surges. It is a multi-layered method of protection that could save your home from damage, and your family from being at risk of electrocution.

Our electricians in Sydney are fully experienced in this type of service, and installation of safety switches are backed by a 100% lifetime workmanship guarantee for your peace of mind.


What's the difference between the different types of Safety Switch?

It was not common practice to install safety switches in new build houses and other properties before 1977. Which is why there are still many households in Sydney that are unfamiliar with the need for RCDs, and what type of device is best suited to their property.

There are three types of residual current devices that can be used in households.

  1. The safest and the most complete form of protection is offered by the Switchboard RCD, which sits on the switchboard and monitors the circuits of all electrical sockets and appliances. This is by far the safest solution, but for it to operate safely and effectively it must be installed by a licensed electrician.
  2. The second type is known as a power point RCD, which is an in-built device in the socket outlet, that provides protection for equipment relying on those outlets as sources of power. This must also be installed by a licensed electrician to ensure safe operation.
  3. The third option available is the portable RCD. This is a mobile device that can be plugged into any socket. These are suitable for monitoring appliances in high risk areas such as workshops, outdoors, or in wet or damp locations. They should be used where RCD protection is not already provided or is unknown.

The best electrician for Safety Switches

Electrician To The Rescue is always ready to help!

We've been loyally serving Sydney for over 35 years, and our customers regularly recommend us to their friends and family.

And with our safety switch service guarantee you can have peace of mind and confidence knowing that your RCD will be installed properly to protect you, your home and family from a range of power problems and other electrical issues.

Not only that, but everything we do is backed by our lifetime workmanship guarantee.