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    End of ECB registering electrical contractors

    The Chief Inspector at Department of Labour has informed the Electrical Contractors Board that effective 1st September 2012 electrical contractors must register at the provincial offices of the DoL.

    Having recently renewed our company's registration, our registration via the ECB only expires at the end of July 2013. Hopefully the regional offices will have ironed out any teething troubles in their registration process by then.
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    I have just renewed my membership with the ecb online, had expired in december last year, naughty boy. Nobody is checking. The only reason i registered was because one of my customers need COCs for heat pump installations. They need a COC to claim back from Eskom.

    Dave,I also did a check on your comapny just to make sure you were registered, it indicates both your renewal and still has your old number displayed.

    I am still trying to understand why we have an ECB, it serves no purpose other than to waste money employing people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ians View Post
    Dave,I also did a check on your comapny just to make sure you were registered, it indicates both your renewal and still has your old number displayed.
    Lol ...... looks like someone is checking up on you Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinb View Post
    Lol ...... looks like someone is checking up on you Dave
    I have to, they do COCs for one of my customers

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    Quote Originally Posted by ians View Post
    Dave,I also did a check on your comapny just to make sure you were registered, it indicates both your renewal and still has your old number displayed.
    Yeah, it's like there's two registrations on record for us at the casual glance. Pretty obvious that the one takes over where the other left off though. I suspect it's because we were one of the first companies to register when they introduced online registration and there was a change in the registration numbering system along the way. All legal and above board though.

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    Lol ...... looks like someone is checking up on you Dave
    Doesn't bother me at all. If we're doing anything wrong I want to know about it.

    I wonder if DoL will have an online search facility for the public to check up on their contractor's registration?
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    What do u mean Dave? .... dol?

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    What do u mean Dave? .... dol?


    aahh ok dep of lab. ........ why tho?

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    Wouldn't you like to have a way to check that your electrical contractor is actually qualified?

    Yes, I know some cynics suggest it's no guarantee that they'll do a good job, but at the very least you know they've got provable, relevant training beyond being shown by their dad how to change a light bulb.
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    A searchable database would be nice but I'd like to see the DoL walk before they start running and possibly drop the ball completely. Hopefully they can get the registrations right then maybe look at maintaining an online database of contractors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post

    I wonder if DoL will have an online search facility for the public to check up on their contractor's registration?
    I doubt it they cant even spell correctly "no intention of extent the mandate"...God help us all!
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