Electrical safety is a paramount concern for homeowners, and proactive measures can prevent potential hazards. Recently, O’Shea Electrical had the opportunity to conduct an electrical safety test in Malvern, demonstrating our commitment to ensuring the safety and peace of mind of our clients.

The client, Mr Lynch, reached out to O’Shea Electrical with concerns about the electrical safety of his home in Malvern. Given the age of the property and the lack of recent maintenance, Mr. Lynch was worried about potential hazards lurking within the electrical system. Understanding the urgency of the situation, our team promptly scheduled an appointment to conduct a comprehensive electrical safety check and test.

During the initial assessment, our experienced Melbourne electricians inspected the electrical infrastructure of the property. This included checking wiring, sockets, switchboards, grounding systems, and the functionality of safety devices such as Residual Current Devices (RCDs). Our goal was to identify any potential risks or non-compliance issues that could compromise safety.

O’Shea Electrical utilises advanced testing equipment and industry best practices to ensure a thorough evaluation of electrical systems. Our testing process included:

Visual Inspection: We visually inspected all electrical components to check for signs of wear, damage, or improper installation.

Insulation Resistance Testing: This test assesses the integrity of insulation in wiring and cables, crucial for preventing electrical leaks and faults.

Earth Fault Loop Impedance Testing: By measuring the impedance of the earth fault loop, we evaluated the effectiveness of the grounding system in protecting against electric shocks.

Socket Polarity Testing: Ensuring correct polarity in sockets is essential for preventing malfunctions and hazards in electrical devices.

RCD Testing: We tested RCDs to ensure they could quickly disconnect power in case of a fault, enhancing overall safety.

Findings and Recommendations

Following the comprehensive electrical safety test, we compiled a detailed report outlining our findings and recommendations. The report highlighted several areas of concern, including outdated wiring, improperly installed sockets, and potential overloading risks in certain circuits. Our recommendations aim to address these issues and bring the electrical system up to modern safety standards.

Working closely with Mr. Lynch, O’Shea Electrical developed a plan to implement the recommended solutions. This included:

Rewiring: Upgrading outdated wiring to improve safety and reliability.

Socket Replacements: Correcting improperly installed sockets and ensuring they were grounded and compliant.

Circuit Upgrades: Implementing necessary switchboard upgrades to prevent overloading and accommodate modern electrical demands.

RCD Installation: Installing additional RCDs in critical areas to enhance electrical protection.

After implementing the solutions, O’Shea Electrical conducted a final safety test to ensure that all electrical systems were functioning optimally and met safety regulations. The post-upgrade assessment confirmed significant improvements in electrical safety, reduced risks of faults, and provided Mr Lynch and his family with peace of mind knowing their home was safer and more secure.

The electrical safety test conducted by O’Shea Electrical exemplifies our dedication to ensuring the safety, reliability, and peace of mind of our clients. Through thorough assessments, we address potential hazards and bring electrical systems up to modern standards. If you have concerns about the safety of your home’s electrical system or need professional electrical services, don’t hesitate to contact O’Shea Electrical on 9900 1010. Your safety is our priority, and we are here to provide you with exceptional service and peace of mind.