RCD & Emergency Light Testing: St Lucia & Long Pocket Campus

30 Oct 2023

Please find attached program for RCD and emergency light testing undertaken by UGL for St Lucia and Long Pocket Campus. There will be power shutdowns and is a requirement under the Electrical Safety Act 2002.

Update: Revised dates for Sir James Foots (47A) to 20-21 November.

Affected areas


  • Times: Between 8:00am and 2:00pm (refer to the attached schedules above)

RCD and Emergency Light Testing

Pursuant to the Electrical Safety Act 2002, there is a legal obligation for RCD trip testing and emergency light testing to be conducted. These tests will be performed by UGL.

Defect Liability Periods

If there are any buildings listed in this month's schedule that are still within their defects liability period, please contact UGL immediately to notify them.
Failure to do so may result in the testing being conducted in those areas, along with the associated costs and any necessary repairs.

Sensitive Equipment

If there is any sensitive equipment or specific procedures in the buildings listed in this month's schedule, please notify UGL immediately.
Please note that if there is sensitive equipment or specific procedures, UQ is required to provide a representative to assist with the testing. UGL will not be held liable for any damages to sensitive equipment if they have not been notified of the requirements related to that equipment.

Work Details:

Test 1: RCD Testing

There will be a loss of power supply to power outlets (RCD testing) from 6.00 AM to 8.00 AM, unless there are any failures. This work will result in the loss of power to power points, other equipment (including computer servers), and lighting.
Please make sure to turn off computers and other electrical devices during the power outage. The loss of power is estimated to last from 10 to 20 minutes. In the event that non-conforming devices are found, the power outage time may be extended due to the time required to replace the defective device.

Test 2: Emergency Lighting Testing

There will be a loss of power supply to lighting circuits between 6:00 AM and 8:00AM. During the Exit and Emergency lighting tests, disruptions will be kept to a minimum. However, due to the building design in some cases, only emergency lighting will be available during the test (which typically lasts 90 minutes).

Test 3: Thermoscanning

This is a non-invasive test and there will be no power shutdown.

Program Changes:

Any requests to change the attached program must be communicated to the UGL staff listed below in writing before the date of testing. Changes will only be accepted if confirmed in writing by UGL staff once implemented. Any changes to the program that cause UQ assets to be outside of their scheduled compliance testing must be approved by Nahendran Subramaniam in advance.


PF Assist

●      Email: pfassist@pf.uq.edu.au           

●      Call: 3365 2222


UGL: James Tindall

●      Email: james.tindall@ugllimited.com            

●      Call: 0423 404 036


UGL: Ameya Pawagi

●      Email: ameya.pawagi@ugllimited.com            


St Lucia Campus – Precinct 1: Rion Senior

●      Email: r.senior@pf.uq.edu.au          

●      Call: 0421 055 975


St Lucia Campus – Precinct 2: Jeremy Moynihan

●      Email: j.moynihan@pf.uq.edu.au   

●      Call: 0427 950 365


St Lucia Campus – Precinct 3: Rob Dore

●      Email: r.dore@pf.uq.edu.au             

●      Call: 0434 602 556


St Lucia Campus – Precinct 4: Scott Newton

●      Email: s.newton@pf.uq.edu.au       

●      Call: 0456 929 995


Gatton: Connor Harrison (acting)

●      Email: connor.harrison@uq.edu.au

●      Call: 0477 823 211


Remote Sites: Steve Lawler/Matt Schneider

●      Email: s.lawler@pf.uq.edu.au          

●      Call: 3365 8029 or 0418 189 996

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding during this time.

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