Cairns and Port Douglas safety switch installation and testing services are just one of the important electrical services provided by BH Electrics. Safety switches are a mandatory part of your switchboard. We can design and install, service and maintain and proudly service many businesses across Cairns and Port Douglas and Far North Queensland. For more information contact BH Electrics today on (07) 4099 3497 or [email protected]


Safety switches are there to ensure your safety. This is managed through two ways. Firstly, they shut down the power supply, when a current leakage is detected. Secondly, they protect people from any residual current, which helps to prevent electric shock. A common question we get asked is, ‘is one safety switch enough?’. The short answer to this is ‘no’. To ensure best protection from electric shock, safety switches should be installed on all circuits, including power points and pool equipment. Indeed, the Electrical Safety Act 2002 requires all rental properties to have safety switches installed on all power circuits. If this is necessary for rental properties, it’s certainly necessary in your business.
Over the years many improvements have been made to safety switches and circuit devices. For a detailed description check out our blog A letter from John gets Jim Fired Up!


Did you know that an average of 11 workers die each year from electrocution? Having the appropriate number of safety switches installed on your switchboard would go a long way to mitigating this risk and ensuring the safety of your staff and your clients.
As businesses can use electricity in many different ways it’s important to note that BH Electrics have the know-how to build the right safety solution for you. Depending on the type of business, the equipment or machinery, and the way you use it, it may be necessary to upgrade from single phase to three phase safety switches.
It’s also vital to have your safety switches tested on a regular basis to ensure that they are performing as intended. Safety switches should tripping the power within 300 milliseconds. BH Electrics works with many local business to ensure they are providing a safe work environment. At BH Electrics we have a total commitment to safety, ours and yours. We provide electrical safety certificates with all safety switch projects. For more information contact us today on (07) 4099 3497 or [email protected]

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I just wanted to say thanks for all your help throughout the year. Your quick response in times of need and the extra mile you go when faced with a challenge is really appreciated.

Ralf Moritz - Area Maintenance Manager, Accor

We have been using the services of BH Electrics for more than 10 years. We would not hesitate to recommend their services and their team from BH Electrics. From simple installations through to late night emergency callouts for switchboard failures, BHE has always provided us a professional and friendly service.

David Costello - Owner/Manager - Port Douglas Retreat

Since day 1, regardless of the size of the job, their work has been faultless. Quick and easy, would recommend to anyone.

Liam - Paddy’s Irish Pub - Port Douglas

Having lived in Port Douglas for less than a year and running a small business where reliability, punctuality and professionalism are paramount, BH Electrics have never failed to deliver. They have been very courteous, prompt and thorough in all our dealings with them and we would highly recommend their services to anyone. Keep up the good work guys.

Jodie Lee-Anne Brolese - Residential Letting Agent and Management Rights Owner - Fronds On Nautilus

BH Electrics have been servicing all of our electrical needs since Malone’s Butchery has been operating, we find that the staff are very efficient and speedy in looking after our needs. In our line of business, it is very handy to have a contractor that we can call upon 7 days a week.

Kylz Milton - Operations Manager – Malone’s Butchery

These guys are amazing. They installed my entire Yoga Studio, Bathhouse & Wholefoods businesses with never a problem. They give me updates on times & where everyone is at. They always do a fantastic job. Recommend them highly.

Michael Joseph - Deep Yoga Studio

We have been using Brad and his team from BH Electrics since his inception and have been impressed with the timely response to our problems. Also the knowledge, understanding, competency, professional, courtesy staff, who always clean-up after each job. Their workmanship is of high standards. We have no hesitation in recommending BH Electrics to further clients.

Robert De Carlo - General Manager - Court House Hotel Port Douglas

We can’t speak highly enough of Brad and his team at BH Electrics. We have used BH Electrics for many years and since Brad and Leanne bought the business, they have lifted it to another level and are even better to deal with. They are so helpful and have great problem solving ideas as we need to get issues fixed very quickly being a holiday resort and dealing with guests. The admin team are absolute gems, managing to make everything possible and Brad’s staff are the nicest guys in town.

Iain and Fiona Colmore - Owners/ Managers - Central Plaza Apartments Port Douglas


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