Basic Electricity

Electricity can kill!
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    Learn the basics about the industry products available in South Africa for electricity, and what you can use when it comes to electricity in your home and office.

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Answers to questions on your mind

Why should I get my home’s electrical system inspected?

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The Occupational Health and Safety Act, (Act No. 85 of 1993 – the OHS Act), which is administered by the Chief Inspector of Occupational Health and Safety of the Department of Labour, requires that all electrical installations comply with the requirements of SANS 10142-1.

It also requires that an accredited person, as defined (master installation electrician, installation electrician or electrical tester for single –phase installations), will issue a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) for an electrical installation and that the certificate should be in the form as published in SANS 10142 (see a specimen of this certificate in this section).

Inspection of the installation must take place to confirm that equipment has been selected and installed in accordance with SANS 10142 (SABS 0142) and that equipment it is not so damaged as to impair safety.

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