Electrical Compliance Certificate, better known as ECOC, COC. Or Electrical Certificate of Compliance. Is an official document that serves as proof that all electrical items like. The Electrical Plugs. DB Board. Geyser. Electrical Wiring. And other electrical items, follow the South African Legislated requirements. Detailed in the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993. Which came into effect in 2009.
Electrical Compliance Certificate
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Electrical Compliance Certificate is proof that the electrical installation is safe. And complies with the South African National Standards and is valid for a period of two years. The responsibility lies completely on the property seller. And once the certificate gets issued. And something goes wrong, The full liability falls on the property seller.
Who Is Responsible?
It’s the responsibility of the owner. Or person renting the property. To be in possession of the Electrical Certificate of Compliance at all times. Electrical Compliance Certificate is compulsory for selling your home. Or property. And is valid for a period of 2 years. Or 24 months.
Electrical Compliance Certificate covers electrical items like. Distribution Boards. Earthing. Bonding. Electrical Wiring. Antennas. Satellite Dishes. Wall Sockets. Light Switches. Gate Motors. Electric Fences. And Isolators. But doesn’t cover fixed appliances like Geysers. Stoves. Electric Motors. Underfloor Heating etc.
Make sure that you don’t have electrical appliances, exceeding 1000 watts. Plugged into one electrical plug. Like an air conditioner. Or dishwasher, which needs their own dedicated wall socket. See instruction manual of appliance for the wattage. Ensure that Gate Motors. Stoves. Geysers and other stationary appliances with fixed power have an isolating switch. Always make sure you buy electrical appliances that bear the SABS stamp of approval.
Finally, any extra electrical work. Will need its own Electrical Compliance Certificate. Or ask for a completely new Electrical Compliance Certificate for your property.
Property Owner Responsibilities
– All extra electrical alterations and installations. Will need their own electrical certificate of Compliance Certificate.
– Transfer of Compliance Certificate is now allowed. For certificates that are older than 2 years.
– Property Owners are liable for the ECOC inspection and costs.
Electrical Contractor Responsibilities
– The electrical contractor must be, registered with the SA Department of labour.
– Electrical Contractors must have a fixed physical address. And landline number that reflects of the certificate. PO Box addresses are not allowed.
– The electrician must be a licensed and registered electrician.
Electrical Certificate of Compliance Summary
Making sure to use a proper Electrician that is able to issue you with an. Electrical Compliance Certificate is very important. If in the unfortunate event that you make use of a non-compliant electrician. You will then assume the full responsibility as the owner of the property. For the electrical installation.
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