RCD and emergency light testing - updated

19 Nov 2018

Under the Electrical Safety Act 2002, there is a statutory requirement for RCD trip testing and emergency light testing to be undertaken. This testing will be undertaken by Downer Electrical.

When

  • Start: 1 November 2018
  • Finish: 31 December 2018

View the November schedule (PDF, 77KB)

View the December schedule (PDF, 141KB)

Work details

Test 1 – RCD testing

Times

Loss of power supply to power outlets (RCD testing) from 6am to 8am (barring any failures). 

Details

The work will involve loss of power to power points, other equipment (including computer servers) and lighting.

The loss of power will be for approximately 10 to 20 minutes. If non-conforming devices are found, the power outage time may increase due to the time required to replace the defective device.

Test 2 – Emergency stop button testing

Times

All emergency stop buttons located in laboratories will be tested from 6am to 8am.

Details

This may isolate both power and gases to lab floors. Turn off all computers and other electrical devices during this time. Failure to do so may result in loss of work or damage to electrical equipment/devices.

Test 3 – Emergency lighting testing

Times

Loss of power supply to lighting circuits between 6am and 3pm.

Details

During exit and emergency lighting tests disruptions will be kept to a minimum, but in some cases due to the current building design only emergency lighting will be available for the duration of the test (generally 90 minutes).

Contact

For any questions or concerns you may have regarding this schedule, please contact the relevant parties below.

PF Assist:

Downer Electrical:
Neil De San Miguel

St Lucia campus:
Rion Senior

Gatton/Toowoomba: 
Scott Lennon

Remote sites:
Steve Lawler

    Long Pocket:
    Nahendran Subramanian

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