Electric fence compliance certifcate
What is the purpose of this Act?
A law was promulgated to ensure the safety of citizens of South Africa with regard to all electrical systems and appliances.
- The purpose of this section of the Electrical Machinery Regulations, 2011 is to protect the general public from getting inadvertent shocks from poorly installed or erected electric fences.
- The second objective of this section of the regulations is to prevent radio interference caused by non-compliant energizers, unsound earthing, and other unacceptable installation practices.
- Thirdly, the Act aims to protect the consumer by specifying minimum fencing material quality standards.
Who receives a Certificate of Compliance
- In the case of a new installation or upgrade, the person requesting the work or their designee.
- An original Electric Fence System Certificate of Compliance is provided to the buyer of a property, and copies are provided to the seller and the attorney/conveyancer responsible for the transfer of ownership.
- It is not necessary to send a copy to any government department.
Only a Registered Electric Fence Installer (by the Department of Labour), in terms of the legislation, can register an electric fence installer. The chief inspector will issue a certificate of registration to the electric fence installer and enter it into the national database.
The Electric Fence System Certificate of Compliance is filled in by the registered individual, who assumes full responsibility for the installation or supplementary work.
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