What is an Electrical Certificate of Compliance?
A Certificate of Compliance (COC) is a document that verifies that the electrical installations such as the plugs, lights, distribution board, geyser and wiring in a home comply with the legislated requirements as detailed in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.Jan 6, 2011.
Why you need an electrical Certificate of Compliance:
- Insurance Claims – If a property incurs damage due to an electrical fault, the insurance company requires the home-owner to provide them with a valid electrical certificate. Failure to produce the document could result in the insurance company repudiating the claim.
- Selling Property – It is a requirement for the owner to possess a valid electrical certificate for the sale of a property. Electrical certificates are valid for two years from date of issue and if a property is sold after being owned for two years then a new certificate will be required.
- Renting Property – No property may be rented out without the landlord having a valid compliance certificate and rental agents are required to see the certificate before they can assist with finding a tenant for the property.
- Electrical Additions and Alterations – Any alterations made to the electrical installation of a building will require an additional certificate.
How much does a CoC cost:
The test and inspection costs R700-00 and takes approximately 1 hour to complete. If the installation is found to be correct and meets the required standards then the certificate will be issued immediately at no extra costs.
If there are electrical issues that need to be rectified then a list of these issues will be given to the home-owner, after the payment of R700-00 has been made. A quote to rectify these issues will accompany the list. If you choose to accept the quotation then a 50% deposit will be required before work commences. The balance must be paid on completion of work and the certificate will then be issued.
Contact Us to ensure that your electrical installation is safe and meets the required standards.