Electrical COC Sandton

Get Your Electrical COC compliance certificate in Sandton

Service Areas in Sandton

Sandton – Bryanston – Rivonia – Sunningdale – Bramley – Illovo – Hyde Park – Woodmead – Morningside – Sandhurst – Edenburg

If you are selling your property in order for the transfer to go through you would need a CoC certificate, this is legal.

The Coc certificate could cost you from R850.00, this costing will depend on the size and type of premises.

This price will basically cover the cost of the certificate and any alterations that need to be made to the electrical components of the premises will need to be paid for over and above this price. Providing a CoC ensures that:

  • Your property has been earthed and bonded professionally by a certified electrician
  • Your property’s electrical work will be in line with the required rules
  • All electrical circuits are functioning professionally and efficiently.
  • Your property is safe against any potential shocks or fires.

What is an Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoC)?

To assure the electrical work on your property is in agreement with the South African National Standards as specified in the Electrical Installations Occupational Health and Safety Act an Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoC) is a document that is needed.

The homeowner has the task of supplying a genuine Electrical Compliance Certificate and an electrical fence certificate of compliance if there is an electric fence before the property may be transferred.

Any house with electrical items will be requested to have a CoC, these types of components will consist of the DBboard, lights, swimming pools, geysers, wiring and even plugs.

The certified Electrical contractors have to be registered with the Department of Labour (D.O.L), prior to supplying a CoC electrical certificate, it must be approved by the E.C.A (Electrical Contractors Association or the Department of Labour.

A Certified Electrician will carry out the following during an Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoC) inspection

  • Ensure there is no damage or wear and tear
  • Ensure the kind of wiring system is safe and in good condition
  • Check that the premises are earthed and bonded correctly.
  • Ensure the electrical main switch is compliant with regulation.
  • Make sure that switches, sockets and light fittings are working correctly.
  • Make certain that the fuse box is fitted with a trip switch
  • Ensure the electrical main switch is compliant with regulation.

Does a COC Certificate expire?

A CoC certificate does not stay valid forever, as a homeowner of a house you can not provide the home buyer with the genuine CoC certificate, you will need to request a new CoC if yours is older than two years, if your CoC is not older than two years you will have to specify that no changes have been made to the electric components of the house in the last three months. This helps to guarantee that any modifications or additions that have been made to the electrical components of the house are in line with the necessary regulations.

What the Electrician is responsible for

Every single year a qualified electrician needs to register for CoC with the relevant authorities, despite the electrical work conducted.

The Electrical Contracting Board of South Africa and the Department of Labour needs to be called to check the reliability of the electrician executing the electrical work when that has been completed you will then get the electricians registration card and also his accreditation certificate.

What is the home seller responsible for?

Ensuring the property has a genuine CoC is the sellers duty, the seller of the property will need to set up an electrical inspection well before the property may be registered in the buyer’s name. If new electrical work has been completed on the house, the homeowner will be requested to get a new ECoC.

Costing of the Certificate of Compliance (CoC)?

The cost of the Electrical Compliance Certificate could vary from R850. and this depends on the kind of premises whether domestic, commercial, and industrial properties will have various costs.

The above costing only covers the cost of the certificate, anything that needs to be altered regarding the electrical components of the premises will need to be paid over and above this cost. When all the electrical components are all in line with the necessary regulations the qualified electrician will give the owner the CoC.

Will my Certificate of Compliance (CoC) still be valid as soon as new electrical alterations have been completed?

If the electrical components of the property have been modified you will need an additional CoC certificate this in turn needs to be always kept with the initial CoC.

How many hours will it take for a licensed electrician to evaluate and issue a Certificate of Compliance (CoC for the property?What is the expected time for a certified electrician to assess and issue a Certificate of Compliance (CoC for a property?

The assessment could take around two or three hours depending upon the size of the property.

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