I had a rather large electrical group in sydney out to install a pair of 20A GPOs (flat pin) in a residential property. Since they are primarily intended to run some heavy motors, I requested a quote for a pair of D curve breakers and whatever RCD is required to protect the pair of circuits. Quote was sent with 2x20A circuit installation+MCB/RCD noted, which I signed and returned. Happy fella turned up to do the installation, and left behind a pair of 20D mcb's and no independant RCD. Upon razzing head office I was told that no-one makes a combined rcd/mcb in d curve and because i was running machinery I didn't need an rcd. Now, since this is a flat pin gpo, i also plug my hand tools into the circuits (which is why I wanted GPO's and not round pin specials or hard wired machines) and the decision to ignore the RCD on the quote was not made in consultation with me. My question at this point, ignoring the poor customer service, is the legallity of having a pair of GPO's with no RCD - is this allowed? My way out of the mess is to back off to a C type RCBO (the circuits are slightly over-rated anyway and the 5-10n is sufficient for the motor start anyway since they are mostly unloaded at start) or to buy a plugin RCD to use with the hand-tools. This still doesn't help me if the presence of the pair of open outlets isn't legal though.