Electrical Certificate of Compliance is an
important part of any property that has electrical
appliances or that runs any kind of electricity. It is
not just for the safety of the people that work or
reside there, but it is necessary for the property
to be compliant with the laws and regulations that
govern such work. You need a contractor that is
wireman licensed in order to issue just such a
certificate and at Property COC, our electricians
ARE wireman licensed and can issue you with an
electrical certificate of compliance or ECOC.
Read the following information and give us a call,
become electrically compliant today!
Electrical Certificate of Compliance?
Since May 2009 it has become compulsory for
home-owners to have a valid Electrical
Certificate of Compliance (ECOC).
This document verifies that the electrical work
and installations that have been completed on a
property are up to the regulations required by
the South African National Standards and are
Why is an electrical certificate so important for a
Aside from the fact that the certificate is proof
that the electrical installation is safe, the law
requires a home-owner to be in possession of
an ECOC, as do home insurance companies. If a
property incurs any damage as a result of an
electrical fault, the insurance company will
require the home-owner to provide them with a
valid electrical certificate. Failure to produce the
document could result in the insurance company
repudiating the claim.
It is the responsibility of the home-owner to
check whether the electrician doing any electrical
installation on their property is registered with
the relevant authorities and has a wireman’s
license or is working under the direct supervision
of an electrician with a wireman’s license. If they
do not have the necessary qualifications, they
will be unable to provide an electrical
compliance certificate on the work that they do.
As a rule of thumb, it is good maintenance
practice to have the property re-inspected for
wear and tear every two years, regardless of
whether the owner is intending to sell the
property or not. This will ensure that the wiring in
the home remains safe during the period the
home-owner occupies the residence.
In the instance where the property is rented out,
the owner is required to possess a valid ECOC
for the electrical installation in that property and
provide the tenant with a copy for their records.
No property may be rented out without the
landlord having a valid compliance certificate
and rental agents are required to see the ECOC
before they can assist with finding a tenant for
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