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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

2.8 Regulation 9 - Issuing of certificate of compliance

 

2.8.1        Subregulation 1

 

No person other than a registered person may issue a certificate of compliance.

 

Note: Self explanatory

 

2.8.2        Subregulation 2

 

A registered person may issue a certificate of compliance accompanied by the required test report only after having satisfied himself or herself by means of an inspection and test that—

(a) a new electrical installation complies with the prov1s1ons of regulation 5(1) and was carried out under his or her general control; or
(b) an electrical installation which existed prior to the publication of the current edition of the health and safety standard incorporated into these Regulations in terms of regulation 5(1),  complies with the general safety principles of such standard; or
(c) an electrical installation referred to in paragraph (b), to which extensions or alterations have been effected, that—
(i) the existing part of the electrical installation complies with the general safety principles of such standard and is reasonably safe, and
(ii) the extensions or alterations effected comply with the provisions of regulation 5(1) and were carried out under his or her general control.

 

Note: Self explanatory

 

2.8.3 Subregulation 3

 

If at any time prior to the issuing of a certificate of compliance any fault or defect is detected in any part of the electrical installation, the registered person shall refuse to issue such certificate until that fault or defect has been rectified: Provided that if such fault or defect in the opinion of the registered person constitutes an immediate danger to persons in a case where electricity is already supplied, he or she shall forthwith take steps to disconnect the supply to the circuit in which the fault or defect was detected and notify the chief inspector thereof

 

Note:        Self explanatory

 

2.8.4 Subregulation 4

 

Any person who undertakes to do electrical installation work shall ensure that a valid certificate of compliance is issued for that work.

 

Note:

 

1. Only in special cases will it be allowed through an exemption for another person to issue a certificate of compliance e.g. when an electrical contractor has closed his business.

 

2.8.5        Subregulation 5

 

No person may amend a certificate of compliance.

 

Note: Self explanatory