Certificates of compliance – Electrical Fencing

Electrical Fencing Certificate

The Occupational Health and Safety Act 1983 (Act No 6 of 1983) (Sans 10142) also requires that from the 1st of December 2012, an Electrical Compliance Certificate has to be issued in respect of all electrical fence systems which are installed after the 1st December 2012 or in respect of which any modifications or alterations have been made to such electrical fence systems after the 1st of December 2012. In addition if there is a change of ownership which takes place after the 1st of December 2012, such certificate must be issued. The certificate is transferable unless alterations or moderations are done. There was some confusion on whether there was a postponement of the commencement date of this requirement which was mainly caused as a result of the fact that electrical fence installers must pass new examinations and be registered with the Department of Labour by 1 October 2013. The Governing Body Electric Fence Installers, the South African Fence Installers Association announced however that they will be granting temporary accreditation until 1 October 2013 allow to compliance with this new regulation and accreditation of an Electric Fence Certificate is now required as set out above.