It is common industry practice for electrical contractors to provide temporary electrical supply installations for commercial construction sites.
Sometimes, only a single temporary switchboard will be needed, such as for the construction of a single dwelling, but in other circumstances it may be necessary to have multiple switchboards, including some permanent switchboards, in more than one location onsite. This may be the case for larger construction jobs.
Regardless of the number or type of switchboards, they must all:
All final sub circuits on switchboards are to be protected by residual current devices (RCDs) with a maximum rated residual current of 30mA.
For further information, check out WorkSafe's website or contact WorkSafe on 1300 307 877.
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