Briefing Paper: Residential currency detectors

Residential current detectors (RCDs), also known as electrical safety switches, protect persons from death or injury by electric shock. 
 

The Tenants' Union recommends:

  • RCDs should be required to be installed in all dwellings.
  • This requirement should be implemented along the lines of New South Wales smoke alarms model of legislation, such that two RCDs would be required to be installed in all dwellings.
  • Alternatively, the requirement could be implemented along the lines of the Western Australian model or, alternatively again, along the lines of the Queensland model.

Read the full briefing paper.