What is covered by the Electrical Compliance Certificate

PUBLISHED 14 AUG 2018   

A Certificate of Compliance (COC) is a document that verifies that the electrical installations in a home comply with the legislated requirements as detailed in the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993. 


• Everything in the main distribution board and any sub-boards, circuit breakers, earth leakage etc. 
• All the cabling from the distribution boards to switches and plugs, including the wall plugs and light switches, through to the connection at the lights. 
• All circuits and wiring to any fixed appliances, even if they are plugged into a wall socket, but it does not include the actual appliance itself. 
• All electrical equipment in the installation must be approved and be of the correct type and rating for the application and all the electrical equipment must be installed in an approved manner, must be securely attached in place and suitably protected from children having access. 
• All parts of the permanent electrical installation must be in good working order, including safety features and the electrician will also take various readings to ensure that voltages, insulation, earthing and other values are within requirements.