Commercial Switchboard Upgrades

Your switchboard is the engine room for your business. Without it, your business will stop.

Old commercial switchboard setups are dangerous:

  • They contain old ceramic fuses, which are difficult and dangerous to maintain.
  • They contain asbestos paneling.
  • They may not contain a safety switch.
  • Over time their joints become very hot and dangerous.
  • Faulty wiring isn’t only dangerous, it can also cause costly power surges and power cuts, adding hundreds of dollars every year to your electricity bill.

Does your workplace meet the required current compulsory RCD compliances?

AIRS Electrical Contractors can provide a full report that can protect you and your business.

We offer an out-of-hours upgrade service to minimise downtime for your business. We have access to a wide range of upgrade and replacement boards, so you can be confident that you’re getting what’s right for your business.

    Circuit Breakers

    Circuit breakers have taken the place of fuses in electrical switchboards. A circuit breaker is an overload device similar to a fuse, but with the advantage that it can be re-set just by turning the switch back to the On position. There is no need to replace fuse wire or burnt cabling – a risky process that can easily go wrong.

    Safety Switches

    A Safety Switch is an electrical cut-out device that turns off automatically an electric shock is received. If your child puts a knife into the toaster while it’s switched on, he or she could potentially receive a fatal electric shock. Instead, the safety switch immediately turns itself off at the switchboard, stopping power to the toaster. It’s a simple way to protect your family, and all new homes are required by law to have one. If you have an electricity outage, you simply go to your switchboard and turn the circuit breaker back ON.

    Fire Risk

    One of the main causes of electrical fire in homes is the replacement of fuse wire with the wrong size wire. This means that the lights will work but the fault remains, slowly burning the cable, until a full-blown electrical fire ignites.

    In the long term, especially in older homes, circuit breakers save money on call-outs to electricians for minor repairs to burnt cables, burnt or blown fuses or potential fires. But more importantly, they protect lives and property.

    Circuit breakers are compulsory for all new dwellings.
    But what about your older home? If you have fuses in your switchboard, you are vulnerable.


    • There’s quality product and there’s rubbish.
    • Beware of anyone who won’t provide a receipt.
    • Make sure the product and the work comes with a guarantee.

    AIRS Electrical Contractors use only high quality product that’s guaranteed by the manufacturer. And we guarantee our own work with our receipt.