This vital standard is used in South Africa for all types of low voltage electrical installations. The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993) (OHS Act), which is administered by the Chief Inspector of Occupational Health and Safety of the Department of Labour, requires that electrical installations comply with the requirements of SANS 10142-1. It also requires that a registered person, as defined (master installation electrician, installation electrician or electrical tester for single phase), will issue a Certificate of Compliance for an electrical installation in line with the requirements set out in SANS 10142-1. You therefore cannot issue an electrical certificate of compliance if you have not passed the SANS 10142-1 national exam.
SANS 10142-1 is also known as the Code of Practice for the Wiring of Premises with low voltages.
Which occupations must know the Sans 10142-1 wiring code?
SANS 10142-1 NATIONAL EXAM
Installation Rules and Code of Practice for the Wiring of Premises
Colleges offer courses that prepare learners for the SANS 10142 National Exam. Legal aspects of the OSH Act and applicable Rules and Regulations (SANS10142-1) are covered, including all relevant codes. Residential, Commercial and Industrial Installations are also covered. Colleges will also offer past exam papers which can help you pass the national exam with confidence.
The exam consists of two papers on electrical installation regulations and rules:
Passing the SANS 10142 national exam is required by the Department of Labour when registering as one of the following legal persons (electricians):