RCD & Emergency Light Testing: Various St Lucia Sites

30 Nov 2022

Please be there will be power shutdowns for to perform RCD and emergency light testing undertaken by UGL. This is a requirement under the Electrical Safety Act 2002

Affected areas


  • Please see attached revised schedule for RCD and/or emergency lightning testing for November 2022
  • Times: Between 6:00am and 8:00am

Defect Liability Periods

If there are any buildings in this month’s schedule that are under defects liability period, please contact UGL and notify them immediately.
Failure to do so may result in testing going ahead in those areas, along with the cost associated with it and any repairs required.

Sensitive Equipment

If there is any sensitive equipment, or specific procedures to be followed, in the buildings in this month’s schedule, please contact UGL and notify them immediately.
Please note that should there be sensitive equipment or specific procedures UQ is obliged to provide a representative to assist with testing.
UGL are not liable for any damages to sensitive equipment where they have not been notified of requirements related to that equipment.

Work Details

Test 1: RCD Testing

Loss of power supply to power outlets (RCD testing) from 6.00am to 8.00am (barring any failures).
The work will involve loss of power to power points, other equipment (including computer servers) and lighting.
Please ensure to turn off computers or other electrical devices when there is a power outage
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 Lighting Testing

Loss of power supply to lighting circuits between 6.00am and 3.00pm.
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).

Test 3: Thermoscanning

Non-invasive test with no power shutdown.

Test 4: Emergency Stop

Loss of power supply to all circuits managed by the E-stop from 6:00am to 8.00am

Program Changes:
Any requests to change the attached program are to be communicated to the UGL staff below in writing prior to the date of testing. Acceptance of any changes will be supported by confirmation in writing from UGL staff once changes have been implemented.  
Any changes to the program that cause UQ assets to be outside of their scheduled compliance testing will require prior approval from Nahendran Subramaniam.


PF Assist

Maintenance Contract Manager – Nahendran Subramaniam

UGL: James Tindall

St Lucia Campus – Precinct 1: Rion Senior

St Lucia Campus – Precinct 2: Jeremy Moynihan

St Lucia Campus – Precinct 3: Robert Dore

St Lucia Campus – Precinct 4: Scott Newton

Gatton: Taylor Jeffreys

Remote Sites: Steve Lawler

Questions and feedback:

PF Assist
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