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RCD push button test health and safety method statement identifies hazards and risks to persons conducting push button test with control measures developed for how to test push button switch.

  • Safe Work Method Statement

    Test RCD SWMS


    Safe work method statement SWMS for an RCD push button test:


    • Provides critical WHS information and safety instructions for workers to undertake an RCD push button test without risk to health and safety
    • Ensures workers can identify hazards and manage risks involved with testing an RCD
    • Provides workers with information, instruction, and training for doing a push button test on a residual current device




    SWMS document for residual current device push button test focuses on hazard identification, risk assessment and control procedures per best practice guidelines for how to write a SWMS. 


    • Safety in electrical work for how to test a push button switch per an electrical safety risk assessment


    RCD SWMS Content 


    SWMS are specific to a process with the SWMS content of the RCD test SWMS addressing the health and safety issues relating to: 


    • WHS Consultation 
    • Risk assessment of workplace
    • Health and safety planning
    • Environmental hazards in the workplace
    • Implementation of controls for a push button test on a residual current device safety switch
    • Health and safety information for employees to manage risks with conducting an RCD push button test
    • Electrical safety plan for RCD testing identifies hazards and risks and provides safety guidelines for testing RCD per testing RCD procedures
    • Visual inspection of residual current device to ensure RCD complies with electrical RCD regulations, e.g. functional testing of RCD
    • RCD push button test shall result in the electrical RCD tripping where the RCD test button is depressed per RCD testing requirements
    • Test and tag RCD per RCD testing Australian Standards where the RCD test resulted in tripping RCD 
    • Recording RCD test results in the RCD testing log book and RCD push button test sheet
    • Working at height, e.g. electrical safety ladders 
    • Managing risks of hazardous chemicals in the workplace 
    • Hazardous manual handling tasks 
    • PPE requirements for RCD push button testing
    • Health and safety training for workers 
    • Workplace housekeeping 
    • Legislative and regulatory requirements 
    • Monitoring compliance in the workplace 
    • Includes risk matrix table      


    WHS Reporting Requirements 


    WHS Record keeping and reporting obligations for compliance with WHS legislative requirements for a SWMS require a person conducting a business or undertaking PCBU to maintain WHS records. 


    A PCBU must retain health and safety records for an RCD test SWMS, which would include: 


    • Risk assessment form template to record unidentified hazards, potential risks and specific control measures
    • Change control management form for the communication of controls to be implemented for identified hazards 
    • SWMS Sign off sheet for high risk construction work activity to which the safe work method statement relates 


    Ready to Use RCD Test SWMS


    Save time and money with the SWMS template for RCD push button test. 


    SWMS Compliance with Legislative and Regulatory Requirements is simple 


    • We embed the business details and logo you supply in the safe work method statement for ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation 
    • We email you the ready to use safe work method statement SWMS 


    All you have to do is 


    • Complete the principal contractor details or PCBU details 
    • Specify the workplace address to which the SWMS relates
    • Nominate your contact person 
    • Complete WHS/OHS forms used in the workplace, e.g. risk assessment form


    Safety Toolbox Talks 


    • An RCD SWMS makes for an excellent toolbox talk topic at a toolbox talk for electrical safety
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