Safety Switches – Residual Current Device (RCD)

Protect yourself, your family and your home by getting a professionally installed safety switch by a licensed electrician from Fully Amped Electrical.

Our team of electricians across Perth offer safety switches and RCD installations for your property.

Safety switches are designed to prevent an electric shock and save lives. They monitor the flow of electricity through a circuit and automatically shut off the electricity supply when current is detected leaking from faulty switches, wiring or electrical appliances.

This stops the chance of current flowing to earth, through a person and electrocuting them. Installing a safety switch is an inexpensive safety measure that protects everyone.

Safety switches are not the same as circuit breakers or fuses. They are an additional form of protection to be used with circuit breakers and fuses. Don’t Forget: Electrical work is never a do-it-yourself job! Use a licensed electrician.

Check out our RCD and smoke alarm package prices!

We have discounted package prices on safety switches and smoke alarms.

All homes have different requirements in regards to safety switches and smoke alarms and we have set prices to cover every situation.

The following prices include supply and installation of RCDs (safety switches) and mains powered smoke alarms. No further discounts apply.

1 RCD $200
1 smoke alarm $180
2 RCDs $380
2 smoke alarms $340
1 RCD and 1 smoke alarm $370
1 RCD and 2 smoke alarms $480
2 RCDs and 1 smoke alarm $530
2 RCDs and 2 smoke alarms $620

As of 1 May 2014, the BCA requires the interconnection of smoke alarms on all new builds from July 1 2014 where more than one alarm is required to be installed.

Circuit breakers

Circuit breakers cut the power off when electrical wiring in a building has too much current flowing through it. Too much current flowing through a circuit would heat an electrical appliance’s wires or the building wiring to unsafe levels. This could result in an electrical fire. Circuit breakers are NOT RCDs and do NOT provide protection from electric shock.


Fuses work in the same way as circuit breakers but are different in that their rating can be changed by replacing the fuse or fuse wire with the incorrect size. Fuses are not ideal and should be replaced with circuit breakers where possible.

Obligations when selling or leasing a property.

Safety switches or RCDs save lives, which is why they are compulsory in all new buildings.

All homes in Western Australia that are leased or sold must contain 2 RCDs prior to renewal of lease or settlement. The RCDs must provide protection for all lighting and power circuits in the home.

All leased properties were required to be fitted with RCDs by August 2011.

WARNING: There are substantial fines in place for landlords who lease properties and owners that sell properties without RCDs and mains powered smoke alarms installed.

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I just want to thank you and your guys for the job that you did today. They arrived on time, were very pleasant and professional and cleaned up after themselves. Thanks again.

-John, Bicton


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