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

Guidance Notes

Electrical Installations Regulations, 2009

2. The definitions and the regulations

2.3 Regulation 4 - Functions of approved inspection authorities for electrical installations


2.3.1 Subregulation 1


An approved inspection authority for electrical installations may enter premises and conduct an inspection, test or investigation only when—

(a) contracted by the chief inspector or provincial director for a specific electrical installation; or
(b) requested by the user or lessor of an electrical installation to do so.



1. Any person who has doubts that electrical installation work is not done according to these regulations and health and safety standards or has doubts over the validity of a certificate of compliance, should contact an approved inspection authority to investigate the case.


2.3.2 Subregulation 2


An approved inspection authority for electrical installations may not operate as an electrical contractor.




"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;


"installation work"


(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;


Note: Self explanatory