In the past 18 years 31 people have been electrocuted in homes in Western Australia. Of these, 25 deaths could have been prevented if Residual Current Devices (RCDs) had been fitted. Since 2000, it has been compulsory for new homes to have at least two RCDs fitted as part of the initial electrical installation. New legislation, introduced in August 2009, requires people selling their home and land lords to install a minimum of two safety switches to protect all power points and lighting circuits. Home sellers are required to install the safety switches before a new tenant takes up residency or in any case by 9 August 2011.
Contact Power Legends Electricians to enquire about safety switches in Perth.