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JFK Electrical Maintenance | Perth South - Mandurah - Bunbury

JFK Electrical | Maintenance

JFK Electrical offers maintenance and repair services to the Residential, Commercial and Industrial sectors. We also offer special property maintenance and compliance solutions to Real Estate clients.

Downtime costs us money through repair costs or lost profit. Poor or no maintenance will lead to downtime, non compliance and may put others in harm’s way. Preventative and regular service migrates those risks. Just like your vehicle requires a service, your electrical systems require regular maintenance and checks to continue functioning safely and as designed.

RCDs and Smoke Alarms.

Engage JFK Electrical to perform any work on your home or office, we will check your Smoke Alarms and RCD’S for free.

RCD’S - What the law says
A minimum of two RCDs protecting all power and lighting circuits must be fitted to a residential property before it can leased or be sold and the transfer of title takes place. Penalties apply if RCDs are not fitted and the land title is transferred to another person. Energy Safety has more detailed information about RCDs. To ensure that the RCDs fitted to your property perform correctly, they must be tested at regular intervals.

EnergySafety recommends that each RCD be tested every three months.

How to self-test your RCD'S
To ensure that the RCDs fitted to your property perform correctly, they must be tested at regular intervals. EnergySafety recommends that each RCD be tested every three months.

To test your RCD press the ‘test’ button on the front of the device quickly and then release it. The button will only test the RCD if an electricity supply is connected.

Pressing the test button will simulate an earth leakage fault and indicates whether the device is operating correctly. When an RCD operates all power is lost to the equipment, power point or circuit protected by the RCD. To restore power simply move the “on/off” switch back to the “on” position. Electrical clocks and timing devices may have to be reset.If the RCD fails to operate, a licensed electrical contractor must be engaged to test the RCD and replace it if necessary.

Simple steps for testing your RCD

Follow these simple steps to ensure your RCDs are operating correctly:

1. Plug a small lamp into a power point and make sure it works. Leave it turned on.
2. Make sure that electricity is connected to the property and the main switch is in the “on” position. The lamp should be on.
3. Turn off all electronic equipment (computers and televisions) etc.
4. Push the test button on each RCD. Do not hold your finger on the test button. The RCD should operate (turn off). If it does not operate, it must be checked by an electrical contractor.
5. After pushing the test button and the RCDs have turned off check that the small lamp is now off. Also check that all the lights and power points do not operate. To do this, plug the small lamp into all the power points and turn the power point on. If the lamp turns on, a licensed electrical contractor must be engaged to correct the wiring.
6. When finished testing, turn the RCDs back on and check that the lamp works when plugged into a power point.

Nuisance tripping

Some electrical appliances and old wiring may have a normal small amount of earth leakage current which can trip an RCD.

Earth leakage increases with each additional electrical appliance plugged in, so a single meter box RCD protecting all household wiring is more likely to experience nuisance tripping.

If an RCD trips twice for no apparent reason, have your wiring and appliances tested by a licensed electrical contractor.

Visit Energy Safety for more information.  As many fires occur at night, when people are asleep, the smoke can lull people into a deeper sleep from which they often don’t wake.

Smoke Alarms - What the law says
From 1 July 1997, the installation of mains powered smoke alarms became mandatory for all new residential buildings (or residential building extensions) within Western Australia. Since 1 October 2009, mains powered smoke alarms are required to be fitted in all existing residential buildings prior to sale and before a new tenancy agreement is signed. These requirements are now prescribed in the Building Regulations 2012.

Local Government agencies are responsible for investigating and enforcing the mandatory requirement to fit and maintain smoke alarms under the Building Regulations 2012, so non-compliance can be directed to the local council.

A $750 infringement notice could be issued for any premise without a smoke alarm, while the seller or landlord could face a fine of up to $5000.

How do I self-test and clean my smoke alarm?

Monthly: Test by pressing the test button with a broom handle
Yearly: Vacuum around your smoke alarm vents
Yearly: Use a surface insect spray around the smoke alarm to prevent insects nesting inside
Yearly: Replace your 9 volt battery each year on 1 April

Visit the DFES website for more information

Testing and Tagging - What the law says
The below information is from the “Guide to testing and tagging portable electrical equipment and residual current devices at workplaces”

Construction and Demolition Sites

Regulation 3.60 of the OSH regulations requires that all RCDs be kept in a safe working condition and tested regularly.

Regulation 3.61 of the OSH regulations requires the employer, self-employed person or main contractor at a workplace to ensure compliance with Australian Standard AS/NZS 3012:2003 Electrical installations – Construction and demolition sites.

This standard sets out minimum requirements for the design, construction and testing of electrical installations that supply electricity to appliances and equipment on construction and demolition sites. It also sets out minimum requirements for the in-service testing of RCDs and portable, relocatable and fixed electrical equipment used on construction and demolition sites.

Regulation 3.62 of the OSH regulations requires the testing and tagging of portable electrical equipment or a portable RCD on any construction or demolition site to be carried out by a competent person. The tester’s name must appear on the tag, along with the test or re-test date, as specified in AS/NZS 3012:2003. If the tester is a licensed electrician, the tester’s licence number must also be included on the tag.

Regulation 3.63 of the OSH regulations, states that any worker bringing a portable item of electrical equipment or RCD to a construction or demolition site that is required to be tested under AS/NZS 3012:2003, must, before the item is used:

• provide the main contractor with a record of the relevant testing data; and
• ensure the tag bears the name of the competent person who conducted the test.

All other workplaces

Regulation 3.60 of the OSH regulations requires that all RCDs be kept in a safe working condition and tested regularly.

Regulation 4.37 of the OSH regulations deals with the duties as to the use of any electrical equipment or RCD at workplaces other than construction and demolition sites. Under this regulation, an employer, self-employed person, main contractor, person having control of a workplace or person having control of access to a workplace must ensure that electrical equipment and RCDs at the workplace are subject to the appropriate checks, tests and inspections necessary to reduce the risk of injury or harm occurring to a person at that workplace.

Reference: www.commerce.wa.gov.au/publications/

How do I comply with tagging and testing requirements?
This one you can’t self-test unless properly licenced, insured and competent.
JFK Electrical offers tagging and testing solutions to businesses of all sizes.
Contact Us and we will ensure your compliance.
To protect your loved ones and staff from viruses, allergies and diseases caused by contaminated air flow in air conditioning units, regular professional cleaning is required.

One of the only disadvantages of heating and cooling air conditioning systems are they provide excellent breeding grounds for moulds, allergens and bacteria and are just as effective at spreading them. Exposure to poor air quality may not result in a rapid, acute onset of symptoms; instead, there may be slow, subtle effects. Other respiratory problems, asthma or stressors may aggravate the problem. Some individuals may be particularly sensitive especially young children and the elderly.

Cleaning and flushing your system regularly will ensure optimal air quality, efficient operation, less power consumption and system life.

Most importantly your system be disease and allergy free.

How often should I get my Air conditioning professionally cleaned?
Our service and cleaning of your air conditioning system every 12 months is a must to preserve air quality, although ideally, it should be every 6 months.

Office and heavy use environments require more regular service and cleaning at 3 and 6 months intervals.

Does cleaning your air conditioner filters help?
Yes absolutely.  Cleaning and washing the dust from your filter of your air conditioner is an important part of preserving your air quality.

Unfortunately, without professional equipment you can’t reach the problem areas.

Our service and cleaning will reach all the environments in which mould, fungus and bacteria thrive.

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