EnergySafety and aged care facilities

EnergySafety have sought advice that aged care facilities are deemed as residential premises and subject to the requirements of the Electricity Regulations 1947 PART IV – Residual current devices.

Owners of aged care facilities have been receiving letters from EnergySafety explaining the requirements that residual current devices (RCDs) are required to be installed on existing circuits as the occupants are tenants.

Members are advised that it is the responsibility of the aged care facility to have the RCDs installed, not the electrical contractor. However, there is opportunity if working in aged care facilities to advise the owner if RCDs are not installed.