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What is an Electrical Certificate of Compliance?
An Electrical Certificate of Compliance (ECOC) or electrical coc is a legal document that verifies an electrical installation is compliant on the date of inspection with all the legal requirements as stipulated in the Electrical Installations Occupational Health and Safety Act of South Africa.
After your property has been inspected, you will be issued with an electrical compliance certificate. This certificate proves that your property complies with regulation and will allow the continued transfer of your property when selling your home.
An electrical certificate when issued ensures that:
- All your electrical circuits are healthy and functioning correctly.
- Your premises is free from any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards.
- Your premises is free from any defective electrical work.
- That your premises has been correctly earthed and bonded.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
How do I get an electrical compliance certificate?
You can only get an electrical compliance certificate from a registered electrician who must inspect and test your electrical installation and ensure that it complies with the legal requirements as stipulated in the Electrical Installations Occupational Health and Safety Act of South Africa.
How much does it cost to get an electrical compliance certificate?
The cost of an electrical compliance certificate depends upon the work required to fix your electrical installation. If the electrician finds no faults, the cost of the electrical certificate can range from R850 to R1,500. If faults are found, the cost could range from R1,000 to R15,000 or more. For a full cost breakdown, read more here.
How long is an electrical compliance certificate valid for?
In South Africa, an electrical compliance certificate (COC) is valid for the lifetime of the electrical installation until such time as alterations to the installation are made. Therefore, a new electrical certificate must be obtained when alterations or additions are made to the electrical installation.
How long does it take to get an electrical certificate?
This depends on the size of the property, the number of electrical circuits and if issues are identified during the electrical inspection. An electrical installation with no faults can take 2-5 hours, while an installation with faults could take several days to complete.
Is an electrical coc a legal requirement?
An electrical certificate is a legal requirement drafted by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) that is placed upon the owner of a property who must ensure their electrical installation is safe and does not pose a threat to any human and animal or the property.
Do I need an electrical compliance certificate and an electric fence certificate when selling my property?
In South Africa, you cannot renovate, build or sell any property without an Electric Clearance Certificate (ECC), validated by the Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa and the Electrical Conformance Board of South Africa (ECB). We provide an electrical compliance certificate to guarantee that our work has been done according to regulations.
Performing installations, maintenance, and electrical repairs to keep structures and processes in good working order can lead you to need a qualified, skilled, and licensed electrician validated by the Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa and the Electrical Conformance Board of South Africa (ECB).
Before a transfer can occur, the seller must provide an Electric Clearance Certificate. To safeguard both the seller and the buyer, the ECOC proves that the property electrics and electrical circuits function correctly; the property is correctly earthed and bonded, and the property is free from defective electrical work that could cause electric shock risks and fire hazards.
When selling your property, it’s now also mandatory to supply a valid Electric Fence Certificate of Compliance (EFCOC) before your property transfer can be concluded.
We deliver safe solutions by diagnosing and advising you about your electrical installation issues or requirements.
If you need advice on an electrical fault and help with appliances, switches or wall sockets, contact our electricians in your area to get expert assistance.
Who should perform the work for an electrical certificate of compliance inspection?
The inspection should be done by a qualified and accredited person, such as a registered electrician. The electrician will need to validate that the electrics conform to the South African wiring code (SANS 10142-1) – Requirements for Electrical Installations.
Transfer attorneys are required by law to insist that Electrical Certificates of Compliance have been signed off by a fully qualified and registered electrician. This certificate will also ensure you are covered by insurance in the event that someone is shocked by your electrical installation. Also if something should happen such as an electrical shock your insurance may not cover you without a valid electrical certificate.
What work is carried out for an electrical coc?
An electrician will carry out the following work when performing an inspection:
- Check that the premises is adequately earthed and bonded.
- Ensure that your electrical main switch is compliant with regulation.
- Ensure that switches, sockets and light fittings are still functioning correctly. The electrician may identify that some items will need replacing such as older plug sockets, light switches and cables.
- Check the type of wiring system and inspect its safety condition. E.g. Older cables were often covered in rubber, lead and fabric, and these cables would need to be replaced. Modern cables use longer-lasting pvc insulation.
- Check your fusebox and ensure it is fitted with a suitable residual-current circuit breaker (Trip switch)
- Check that your switch box is labelled adequately and has the correct warning signs.
- Check for damage, wear and tear or any other deterioration to your electrical installation.
- Ensure you are still using the electrical installation as intended and have not compromised the installation in any way.
We issue Electrical COCs in the following subareas of Johannesburg
Sandton | Randburg | Rivonia | Rosebank | Lone hill | Fourways | Sandhurst | Parktown | Dunkeld | Westcliff | Illovo | Melrose | Sandown | Dunkeld West | Atholl | Melrose North | Hurlingham | Morningside | Melrose Estate | Saxonwold | Bedfordview | Bryanston | Houghton | Hyde Park | Parkwood
We have electricians in Johannesburg ready to assist you with electrical certificates of compliance, electrical installations and repairs. We service residential homes and commercial clients. Give us a call and we will assist you as soon as possible in the following subareas:
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Electrical Compliance Certificates
Electrical Compliance Certificates are required when you sell your home or commercial building and when you make substantial changes to your electrical system. Contact us to get your COC Certificate.
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We provide registered and qualified electricians in Johannesburg who can assist with residential, domestic or commercial electrical services, electrical installations and electrical repairs. In addition, our licensed electrical contractors are authorised to issue electrical compliance certificates and our work therefore complies with electrical legislation. Moreover, we also provide a 24 hour electrician service and emergency electrician services to our customers.
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All our electrical technicians are registered, qualified and certified electrical professionals that will give you peace of mind when doing your electrical work. They are qualified with a wireman’s license and an electrical N1, N2 and N3 NQF National Certificate. As a result, they are the best in the market because we ensure they have the necessary qualifications before they are allowed to work. In addition, they are also registered with the Department of Labour (DoL) on an annual basis.
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3 Guild Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193