What are the new requirements in South Africa for registration of electrical contractors? When appointing an electrical contractor to issue the yellow Certificate of Electrical Compliance form, you need to take note:
The Electrical Installation Regulations clause 6(2) requires electrical contractors to register annually:
“(2) Any person who does electrical installation work as an electrical contractor shall register annually in the form of Annexure 3 with the chief inspector or a person appointed by the chief inspector.”
In the past the ECB (Electrical Contractors Board) would register contractors and enter them on their database, accessible from their website. This has changed; as of 1st September 2012 the Department of Labour has commenced with registering electrical contractors at their provincial offices. You need to ask your electrical contractor for their letter of registration from Department of Labour before you appoint them. In addition, the Electrical Machinery Regulations 14(2) requires a contractor installing electrical fences to be registered with the Department of Labour, and only this person can issue a COC for electrical fences.