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

Electrical Installation Regulations, 2009

1. Definitions

 

In these regulations, "the Act" means the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993), and any word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Act has such meaning and, unless the context otherwise indicates-

 

"accreditation authority"

means the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) established by section 3 of the Accreditation for Conformity Assessment, Calibration and Good Laboratory Practice Act, 2006 (Act No. 19 of 2006);

 

"certificate of compliance"

means-

a) a certificate with a unique number obtainable from the chief inspector, or a person appointed by the chief inspector, in the form of Annexure 1, and issued by a registered person in respect of an electrical installation or part of an electrical installation; or
b) a certificate of compliance issued under the Electrical Installation Regulations, 1992;

 

"electrical contractor"

means a person who undertakes to perform electrical installation work on behalf of any other person, but excludes an employee of such first-mentioned person;

 

"electrical installation"

means any machinery, in or on any premises, used for the transmission of electricity from a point of control to a point of consumption anywhere on the premises, including any article forming part of such an electrical installation irrespective of whether or not it is part of the electrical circuit, but excluding-

a) any machinery of the supplier related to the supply of electricity on the premises;
b) any machinery which transmits electrical energy in communication, control circuits, television or radio circuits;
c) an electrical installation on a vehicle, vessel, train or aircraft; and
d) control circuits of 50 V or less between different parts of machinery or system components, forming a unit, that are separately installed and derived from an independent source or an isolating transformer;

 

"Electrical Installation Regulations, 1992"

means the Electrical Installation Regulations, 1992, promulgated by Government Notice No. R. 2920 of 23 October 1992;

 

"electrical tester for single phase"

means a person who has been registered as an electrical tester for single phase in terms of regulation 11 (2) for the verification and certification of the construction, testing and inspection of electrical installations supplied by a single-phase electricity supply at the point of control, excluding specialised electrical installations;

 

"Engineering Profession Act, 2000"

means the Engineering Profession Act, 2000 (Act No. 46 of 2000);

 

"general control"

in relation to electrical installation work that is being carried out, includes instruction, guidance and supervision in respect of that work;

 

"General Machinery Regulations"

means the General Machinery Regulations, 1988, promulgated by Government Notice No. R. 1521 of 5 August 1988;

 

"installation electrician"

means a person who has been registered as an installation electrician in terms of regulation 11 (2) for the verification and certification of the construction, testing and inspection of any electrical installation, excluding specialised electrical installations;

 

"installation work"

means-

a) the installation, extension, modification or repair of an electrical installation;
b) the connection of machinery at the supply terminals of such machinery; or
c) the inspection, testing and verification of electrical installations for the purpose of issuing a certificate of compliance;

 

"master installation electrician"

means a person who has been registered as a master installation electrician in terms of regulation 11 (2) for the verification and certification of the construction, testing and inspection of any electrical installation;

 

"point of consumption"

means any point of outlet or the supply terminals of machinery which is not connected to a point of outlet and which converts electrical energy to another form of energy: Provided that in the case of machinery which has been installed for any specific purpose as a complete unit, the point of consumption shall be the supply terminals which have been provided on the unit of machinery for that purpose;

 

"point of control"

means the point at which an electrical installation on or in any premises can be switched off by a user or lessor from the electricity supplied from the point of supply, or the point at which a particular part of an electrical installation on or in any premises can be switched off where different users occupy different portions of such premises;

 

"point of outlet"

means any termination of an electrical installation which has been provided for connecting any electrical machinery without the use of tools;

 

"point of supply"

means the point at which electricity is supplied to any premises by a supplier;

 

"provincial director"

means the provincial director as defined in regulation 1 of the General Administrative Regulations promulgated by Government Notice No. R. 929 of 25 June 2003;

 

"registered person"

means a person registered in terms of-

a) regulation 11; or
b) regulation 9 of the Electrical Installation Regulations, 1992, as an electrical tester for single phase, an installation electrician or a master installation electrician, as the case may be;

 

"specialised electrical installations"

means electrical installations in-

a) explosive atmospheres as contemplated in SANS10086-1;
b) the petroleum industry as contemplated in SANS 1 0089-2;
c) hazardous locations as contemplated in SANS 10108; or
d) medical locations as contemplated in SANS1 0142-1,

published by Standards South Africa;

 

"supplier"

in relation to a particular electrical installation, means any person who supplies or contracts or agrees to supply electricity to that electrical installation;

 

"supply terminals"

in relation to machinery installed as a complete unit, means the terminals or connection clamps on such machinery where the external conductors supplying the machinery with electricity are terminated or connected.