Electrical Machinery Regulations of 2011
Regulations 12(4) and 12(5)
Occupational health and Safety Act 85 of 1993
Effective date: 1 October 2012
A compliance certificate is now required where there is a change of ownership of immovable property relating to electrical fence systems which are defined in the regulations as “an electrified barrier consisting of one or more bare conductors erected again the trespass of persons or animals, coupled with electrical machinery arranged so as to deliver a periodic non lethal amount of electrical energy to an electric fence connected to it.
What is required:
Every user or Lessor of an electric fence system, where a property is transferred after 1 October 2012 (extended to 1 December 2012), will be required to have an electric fence system certificate, which is issued by a registered Electric Fence Installer. For fences installed prior to that date, but where additions or alterations to the existing system have been effected, a new certificate will need to be issued. The regulations do not permit transference of a certificate and the seller will be responsible to obtain a new certificate for each transfer. The certificate is valid for a period of three years for each subsequent transfer of the immovable property, unless an addition or alteration has been made since the issue of the previous certificate.
Our Inspection fee:
Standard Home – Cash price R360.00 including vat. (payable on the day).
If settled thereafter, or on transfer R400.00 including vat.
Commercial Buildings To be quoted on.
Should any compliance faults be noted, a full report/quotation will be forwarded to the Seller for his/her approval. The Seller will be required to accept this quotation in writing.
Issuing of Certificates of Compliance (COC):
On completion of our inspection, where no faults have been recorded, our COC will be issued immediately upon receipt of payment. Alternatively, once all faults have been attended to, and the property deemed compliant, our COC will be issued once payment has been settled in full.
Payment may be settled in cash or via electronic funds transfer (EFT) on the day of service, this entitles the Seller to our cash discounted fee, as indicated above. Alternatively, payment may be settled on transfer of the property, a written instruction will be requested from your Transferring Attorney in respect of the amount/s due, once in hand, the COC will be issued immediately.