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RCD Testing SWMS

RCD Testing SWMS

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Method statement for testing RCDs addresses the hazards and risks of testing an RCD, with risk controls developed to test an RCD using an RCD tester per RCD testing standard.

  • Safe Work Method Statement

    Testing RCD SWMS


    Safe work method statement SWMS for testing RCD trip time: 


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


    RCD Trip Time Test SWMS


    SWMS document for testing RCD trip time focuses on hazard identification, risk assessment and control procedures per best practice guidelines for how to write a SWMS. 


    • Electrical work safety for how to test RCD trip times per an electrical hazard risk assessment


    RCD Testing SWMS Content 


    SWMS are specific to a process with the SWMS content of the RCD testing 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 RCD testing
    • Health and safety information for employees to manage risks when testing RCD trip time
    • Electrical health and safety plan for testing RCD trip time identifies hazards and risks and provides safety guidelines for RCD trip time testing per RCD testing procedures
    • Pre operational checks on equipment, e.g. RCD trip time tester used to test RCD trip time
    • Electrical testing equipment, e.g. RCD test megger for RCD testing
    • Insulated tools for working on live electrical circuits 
    • Working near live electrical equipment requires electrical safety isolation procedures
    • Contact with energised electrical equipment resulting in electrocution and electrical shock
    • Electrical spotter to warn persons working in the vicinity of energised electrical equipment, e.g. electrical hazards
    • RCD inspection to ensure RCD residual current device complies with RCD protection regulations, e.g. RCD functional testing
    • Initial RCD testing using an RCD trip tester to identify if there is a fault with the mains supply
    • Testing RCD sockets with a portable appliance tester PAT for RCD trip current
    • RCD trip test to check the RCD test function per RCD testing procedures to determine RCD tripping times
    • RCD test sticker per RCD testing requirements on an RCD switchboard should RCD testing results meet the RCD testing Australian Standard  
    • Recording RCD test results in the RCD log book and RCD test record sheet
    • Managing risks of hazardous chemicals in the workplace 
    • Hazardous manual handling tasks 
    • PPE requirements for RCD 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 testing 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 Testing SWMS


    Save time and money with the SWMS template for testing an RCD. 


    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 testing SWMS makes for an excellent toolbox talk topic at a toolbox talk for electrical safety
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