|Also known as||Push button test|
|Relevant Acts, Regulations and Standards||AS/NZS 37650:2010 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment|
|Renewal Frequency|| Depending on circumstances,
Most main circuits in buildings are protected by Residual Current Devices and these need to be tested on a regular basis.
- Thermographic report
If you own a commercial property it may be a regulatory requirement to carry out regular tests of the residual current devices. Even if it is not a regulatory requirement, it makes sense to check them, but make sure you don't turn of vital equipment.
Unlikely to ask about this from suppliers.
There could be many variants globally.
RCD testing is not simply a yearly test, it depends on the environment, push button vs operation time and whether it is fixed or portable. See Testing intervals extracted from AS 3760:2010 from ABC Test and Tag website
We recommend each business arrange for someone in their organisation to carry out user pushbutton tests but a note of warning....when you perform this test, you are turning off the electricity in the whole circuit so before running a pushbbutton test, speak to an electrician because you need to
- make sure you do not turn off a vital piece of equipment that needs constant power and if it does, consider buying an Uninterruptible Power Source (UPS)
- make sure you do not crash a piece of electrical equipment that needs to be shut down properly
You MUST warn everyone who may be using equipment on that circuit that you will be testing it.