Electrical Safety

At Matt Farrell Electrical, safety is our highest priority.  To ensure your homes and businesses meet the requirements of Australian safety standards we offer the following services:

Safety Switches

Safety switches are your insurance against electric shock. They are designed to prevent injury or death.

Safety switches monitor the flow of electricity through a circuit. They automatically shut off the electricity supply when current is detected leaking from faulty switches, wiring or electrical appliances. This stops the chance of current flowing to earth, through a person and electrocuting them.

Safety switches have been compulsory for power circuits in all new Queensland homes since July 1992. This means many Queensland homes already have a safety switch installed which protects most of the power circuits. However, safety switches may be missing from homes built before that time. The switchboard is the best place to look for permanently installed safety switches. Safety switches can be easily identified— they are the ones with a ‘test’ or ‘T’ button.

Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms save lives. Without them in your home, your risk of death from a house fire is up to 3 times higher. In Queensland, about three-quarters of all home fire deaths happen in homes without smoke alarms.

By law, all homes and units in Queensland must be fitted with smoke alarms. It is your responsibility to make sure you have a working smoke alarm installed: