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

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Electrical Installations Regulations, 2009

2. The definitions and the regulations

2.7 Regulation 8 - Commencement and permission to connect installation work


2.7.1 Subregulation 1


No person shall commence installation work which requires a new supply or an increase in electricity supply capacity unless the supplier has been notified thereof in the form of Annexure 4: Provided that the supplier may waive this requirement in respect of such types of work as it may specify.




1. The supplier needs this notice in order to be advised of any additional load and connection facilities which he may have to provide for, but also to be able to exercise his prerogative to arrange for inspection of the installation work while it is in progress.


2.7.2 Subregulation 2


No person shall connect or permit the connection of any completed or partially completed electrical installation to the electricity supply unless it has been inspected and tested by a registered person and a certificate of compliance for that electrical installation has been issued: Provided that the supplier may on request connect the supply to the electrical installation for the purpose of testing and the completion of the certificate of compliance by a registered person: Provided further that this subregulation shall not apply in a case where the electricity was disconnected for the non-payment of the electricity account or where there has been a change of tenant but not of ownership.


Note: Self explanatory