LTC Electrical is a leader in the issue of the Electrical Compliance Certificate. We are Townhouse Specialists
Our services include the following:
The process of obtaining an electrical compliance certificate can be explained the following way:
It is important that you obtain an electrical compliance certificate for your electrical installation. Your insurance company will probably repudiate any claims that originate from an electrical fault, without proof that your electrical installation is compliant.
No one may perform any electrical work on your electrical installation unless they posses a wiremanís license or are under the direct supervision of an electrician who has a wiremanís license. Your electrician doing this work must issue you with an electrical compliance certificate for the work he has done. It is your responsibility, in the eyes of the law, to ensure that the electrician has a wiremanís license and is a registered electrical contractor, before he undertakes any work on your electrical installation
Electrical installation: All the electrical equipment in a building between the point of control (distribution board) and the point of consumption (plugs, lights, etc)
SANS: The South African National Standards
Your responsibility under the Law
The very first line on your electrical compliance certificate test report is written:
ďNote 1. In terms of South African legislation, the user or the lessor is responsible for the safety of the electrical installation.Ē
This means that it is your responsibility, as the user or lessor (landlord) to be in possession of a valid electrical compliance certificate for that electrical installation at all times. The certificate is proof that your electrical installation complies with the South African National Standards and is safe.
Choosing the correct Company to issue your certificate is extremely important.
Why do I need an electrical compliance certificate for my electrical installation?
An electrical compliance certificate is proof that your electrical installation is safe and complies with the rules and regulations as set out in the South African Nation Standards 10142-1.
The law requires that you be in possession of an electrical compliance certificate at all times, as does your insurance company. If your property suffers damage due to an electrical fault, your insurance company will expect you to produce a valid electrical certificate. Not being able to produce one may invalidate your claim.
During the inspection a series of tests are performed upon your electrical installation.
These testes include:
Since May 2009 when selling a property, an electrical certificate that is not older than two years may be transferred to the buyer, provided that the installation has been maintained correctly during this period. Any alterations to the electrical installation that you have done after taking responsibility for the electrical installation, have to be covered by a separate certificate or the entire installation be re inspected and certified. After two years, as a good maintenance practice, your property should be re-inspected for wear and tear and a new certificate issued.
Leasing and renting Property
You may not lease or rent out your property unless you posses a valid electrical compliance certificate for the electrical installation in that property.
Tenants must be supplied with a copy of the certificate.
Rental agents are now required to see the certificate before they will assist you with a tenant.
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Homeowners' responsibility to comply with safety standards
The increased use of electrical appliances during winter significantly enhances the risk of an electrical fire occurring in South African residential homes. As a result, homeowners must ensure all electrical appliances, usage and supply comply with safety standards and that all insurance policies are up-to-date to cover possible financial losses before the colder months begin (continue reading)
LTC Electrical are Electrical Certificates of Compliance specialists
For Townhouses as well as Houses
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