Earth Fault Loop Impedance
What is an Earth Fault Loop Impedance Test?
An Earth Fault Loop Impedance test is the process of having your electrical installations and power points tested to avoid electric shock and injury. Coming into contact with an electrical installation that is now active due to a fault condition, can cause someone to suffer from a severe electric shock, which can result in serious injury and even death. Because of the severity of coming into contact with an electric fault, having your electrical installations and power points tested for earth fault loop impedance is essential.
When an electrical fault occurs, the stray current travels down the grounding wire and safely into the earth. Electrical current takes the path of least resistance – so the resistance in the grounding wire needs to be low enough to allow the fault current to pass through. If the resistance is too high, the fault current may not be detected by the circuit breakers. If the circuit breaker can’t intervene, the circuits heat up and an electrical fire can ignite.
At Jim’s Test & Tag, we use industry-standard fault loop impedance tester devices to ensure the electrical wiring in your building is as safe as possible. Through regular inspection, you can increase the lifetime of your circuitry and prevent fires on your property.
At Jim’s Test & Tag, our technicians provide earth loop impedance test services, designed to test the electrical earth of all power points and electrical installations and discover any faults within your electric circuit. In order to ensure you and your employees’ safety and the accuracy of our test results, we will also always test the power point we use for our portable appliance tester when we provide our other testing and tagging services.
After our technicians have checked the circuits with testing equipment, they will determine the resistance with a fault loop impedance calculator system. Our technicians know the optimum level of resistance, so they will be able to advise you right away if a problem is detected.
Why is earth loop impedance testing important?
Any undetected electrical fault is potentially lethal. If you own a business, you are legally responsible for the safety of your employees – this means providing a safe environment to work in.
Impedance testing will help to minimise damage to your electrical wiring. Save yourself costly repair bills and potential harm to your employees. Contact us now for to book a test appointment. Your safety is our business.
If you’re starting work on a new site, an impedance test is essential – especially if the electrical system has been installed recently. Before commencing new work in any environment, make sure the circuitry is safe.
Why should I choose Jim’s Test & Tag for earth fault loop impedance testing?
At Jim’s Test & Tag we are experts in electrical safety inspection services – in fact, we’ve been serving local communities across Australia for over ten years. Our technicians are mobile and can visit your business at a time that suits you best.
After we’ve completed each test, you’ll receive a log-book of results for documentation of your compliance with national workplace safety standards. Our records will help you prove compliance, should you require it, and keep track of your next testing appointment.
Take advantage of our free reminder service today and let us keep track of your statutory testing requirements. We’ll keep your details in our system and send out a friendly reminder when your next test is due.
Choose the team with years of electrical expertise and services across the nation. Your safety is our business.