RSA Electrical

Electrician in Claremont, Constantia, Newlands, Ronderbosch : Rob 071 533 6466

Certificate of Compliance

First an Inspection and Report is necessary : Cost R850 plus Vat

If work needs to be done, this will be quoted separate.

 Selling your house? You’re going to need a Certificates of Compliance before you do - and it’s just as well to get them done before you even put your property on the market. 

It’s compulsory to be in possession of a valid Electrical Certificate of Compliance (CoC) when selling your home.

This is a provision of the Electrical Installation Regulations which came into effect in 2009 under the Occupational Health And Safety Act (No. 85 of 1993).

Although the CoC is valid for a period of two years, it’s only necessary to have the house inspected when it’s to be sold: you don’t need to have it done as long as you plan to remain in possession of the property. 

The document verifies that the electrical work and installations that have been completed on the property are up to standard in accordance with the regulations as required by the South African National Standards.

While the certificate covers distribution boards, wiring, earthing and bonding of all metal components (include antennae and satellite dishes), as well as wall sockets, light switches and the isolators of fixed appliances, it doesn’t cover the fixed appliances themselves (geysers, stoves, motors, fans, under-floor heating.

Please note that Commercial and Industrial require valid Certificates of Compliance.

Tips before an inspection.
On the day of the inspection ensure that all light fittings/globes are working.
Make sure all the circuits on all distribution boards are labelled correctly.
Make sure all isolators are accessible from fixed equipment.
Remove all redundant leads.
Check that the light fittings have their covers in place (e.g. ball lights).
Allow all distribution boards to be accessed during the day of inspection

All new, altered, and temporary electrical installations must have a Certificate of Compliance which includes a Test Report.

All work undertaken and the Test Report must conform to SANS-10142.

SANS 10142-1 is also known as the Wiring Code.

SANS 10142-1 covers the following:

a) Circuits supplied at nominal voltages up to and including 1000Vac or 1500Vdc. The standard frequency for alternating current is 50Hz.

b) Circuits, other than the internal wiring of apparatus, that operate at voltages exceeding 1000Vac and are derived from an installation that has a voltage not exceeding 1000Vac.

c) Any wiring systems and cables not specifically covered by the standards for appliances.

d) All consumer installations external to buildings.

e) Fixed wiring in the power supply circuits for telecommunication equipment