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Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)

Guidance Notes

Electrical Installations Regulations, 2009

1. Introduction


1.1 The purpose of the Act and specifically the Electrical Installation Regulations, 2009, is to ensure the safety of persons in so far as electrical installations and the performance of installation work is concerned and makes provision for—
1.1 .1 the compulsory use of an approved health and safety standard for electrical installations;
1.1 .2 safety aspects relative to electrical installation work;
1.1 .3 the registered persons who exercise general control over electrical installation work and those persons who have to inspect electrical installations;
1 .1.4 the inspection and test of electrical installations by suppliers, persons registered with the Engineering Council of south Africa, competent persons and approved inspection authorities, only in so far as it is necessary and practical and in the interests of safety.


1.2 These guidance notes do not replace the Electrical Installation Regulations, 2009.