Rapid Test Product
How does Rapid Test work?
Rapid Test is a wifi-enabled RCD tester mounted into a switch board. Rapid Test comprises of 2 units – a master module and a channel module.
The channel module is connected to the RCD via the test buss, and the channel module is connected to the master module. This creates the loop and then the test is activated via Wi-Fi from the tablet application. All results are recorded in accordance with the current Australian standards.
An electrician is required to install Rapid Test in to your switchboard. Following Rapid Test installation, RCD testing can be completed by any member of your team.
How many Rapid Test units do I need?
You need one master module and at least one channel module at every switch board.
With this basic set up you can test up to 24 individual RCD’s. Each master has the ability to run up to ten channel modules – giving you the ability to test from 1 to 240 RCD’s with the one master module.
Every installation is unique. This is why Rapid Test was designed to be extremely versatile and can adapted to your specific requirements.
Does Rapid Test comply with Australian legislation?
Rapid Test has been independently tested and complies to AS/NZ 3100:2009 for general electrical equipment. Rapid Test also has EMC compliance.
EMC compliance applies to most electrical and electronic devices that have the potential to unintentionally emit radio frequency energy (that is this emission is not a key element of their function). These unintended emissions may diminish the performance of other nearby electrical devices or disrupt essential communications.
Rapid Test complies and does not interfere with other devices.
Where can I buy Rapid Test?
You can buy Rapid Test in 3 ways.
1. Direct from your distribution partner NHP if you have an account
2. Through an electrical wholesaler
3. From your local electrician – who will then purchase from an electrical wholesaler or from NHP
Where do I download the Rapid Test software application?
You download the Rapid Test application from your relevant device app store – either the Google Play store, iTunes App Store, or Windows Marketplace for FREE.
Use of the free Rapid Test app is the only way to connect to your Rapid Test devices to conduct RCD testing.
How do I get Rapid Test installed?
Rapid Test needs to be installed by a qualified and licensed electrician. Your electrician will identify the most appropriate method of installation in to your switchboard.
Once installed, any member of your business can test RCD’s using the Rapid Test application.
An electrician or competent person is not required to test RCD’s using the Rapid Test application.
Data Portal Subscriptions
How do I access my RCD testing data?
Following testing the internet connected Rapid Test Systems app automatically transfers all RCD testing data to our secure cloud based storage and reporting portal. Here your data is securely stored until you require it.
A subscription to the Rapid Test Portal gives you the ability to manage all aspects of your compliance reporting. You can quickly and easily generate testing reports and compliance certificates providing you and your staff with piece of mind you are satisfying your workplace safety obligations.
Can I share my RCD testing data?
Using the Rapid Test Systems data portal, you can export your RCD testing data to PDF, XLS or CSV formats depending on your requirements. This information can then be shared with all relevant stakeholders as needed.
Why do I need to test RCD's?
Under Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) legislation in Australia, there is a mandated requirement to inspect, test and record results of testing RCD’s protecting circuits in hostile environments in line with the retest frequencies specified in AS/NZS 3760 (Most Workplaces) or AS/NZS 3012 (Construction and Demolition) as applicable.
Where RCD’s are also present on circuits protecting non-hostile environments, these RCD’s should also be tested in line with the retest frequencies specified in the relevant Australian Standard.
A large percentage of companies have been testing RCD’s prior to this legislation to help protect their most valuable asset, you and your employees.
Only an operational RCD will protect you in the event of an incident. Simply put, testing RCD’s helps protect lives.
What is a RCD?
A RCD, or Residual Current Device, is a life-saving device which is installed in your switchboard on power and/or lighting circuits.
A RCD is designed to measure any current leakage from the electrical circuit normally associated with an electrical shock. Should leakage be detected, the RCD will quickly shut off power to that circuit. In that manner, a RCD will undoubtedly prevent you from a fatal electric shock in the event of an incident.
RCDs offer a level of personal protection that ordinary fuses and circuit-breakers cannot provide. They can and will save lives in the event of an incident.
What does an RCD do?
A RCD is a sensitive safety device, installed on power and/or lighting circuits in your switchboard. They continually monitor your electrical circuits and will switch off electricity automatically if there is a fault.
A RCD is designed to protect against the risks of electrocution and fire caused by earth faults.
How do RCD's work?
A RCD constantly monitors the electric current flowing through the circuits it is used to protect. If it detects the electrical current flowing out does not match the current returning, as may happen if current is flowing through a person who has touched a live part, the RCD will switch the circuit off very quickly, significantly reducing the risk of death or serious injury
Should I be worried about Arc Flash when RCD Testing?
YES! The main way to prevent arc flash is by eliminating the hazard. The standard way to do this is to turn the power off and isolate the equipment, but that is not possible with RCD testing.
Please remember, arc flash is not just limited to large switchboards – they can also occur in smaller switchboards.
The QLD Electrical Safety Office has prepared this video on Arc Flash and we encourage you to share with your teams. https://youtu.be/IBx8WgD_hlg
Does Rapid Test have a Business Continuity Plan?
In accordance with our Business Continuity Plan, the Rapid Test support office has not closed. Support Office staff who are able to work from home are now working from home. The support office will remain open for staff who are unable to work from home.
We have advised Rapid Test Support office staff they should not catch public transport to and from work.
For the safety of the all Support office staff, those attending the support office must abide by all government guidance regarding personal hygiene, social distancing and gatherings of people. We have provided our Support office teams with detailed information regarding all government guidance. Please refer the posters in the kitchen and bathrooms for details of hand washing hygiene.
All Rapid Test Systems support office staff interstate travel has been cancelled. All client meetings should be held via Microsoft Teams or another online system.
Is Rapid Test Systems stock supply impacted by COVID-19?
No. We manufacture Rapid Test Systems locally in Melbourne Victoria and have already imported components critical to the manufacture of Rapid Test Systems. We believe we have sufficient stock and components to weather the COVID-19 storm.
We are working closely with our manufacturing partners regarding their business continuity plans to ensure stock supply.