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    Dept of Labour - signing off on own work

    Department of labour says you cannot sign off electrical work done by yourself , its has to be done by another person . Is this correct ?

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    An accredited person (wireman) can sign off their own work.

    But you did have me wondering whether that question came out the way you intended.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    I am waiting for DOL to come back to me on this but from what I understood from them you cannot sign off your own electrical work.
    If they do get back to me I will give feedback on this , as this has affect on contractors doing electrical installations and signing off their own work

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    I'll be curious as to their reply.

    Can I move this thread to the electrical contractors forum?
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Thanks for moving it

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    here comes the AIA (will be enforced soon)

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    sounds ridiculous. i wouldnt sign for somebody else and i would have to find somebody to sign for me.

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    What's the point of becoming registered if you can't sign off your own work? It doesn't make sense to me, maybe you were misinformed or misunderstood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whyburd View Post
    Department of labour says you cannot sign off electrical work done by yourself , its has to be done by another person . Is this correct ?
    The short answer is yes and no.
    If the installation work is vast and the point of supply is intended to supply more than 5 users eg., a set of townhouses then an AIA must be employed to oversee the work done and issue the electrical certificate. An AIA may not work as an electrical contractor.
    Any other work is done as per normal.

    Where the intention is to supply five or more users from a point of supply, the user shall appoint an approved inspection
    authority for electrical installations, or a person deemed competent in terms of paragraphs (b), (c)
    or (d) of the definition of competent person in regulation 1 of the General Machinery Regulations,
    1988, or a person registered in a professional category on terms of the Engineering Profession
    Act 2000, who shall ensure the compliance contemplated in subregulation (1) from the
    commencement to the commissioning of the electrical installation.
    To make a mistake is human, to learn from that mistake is knowledge and knowledge is strength.

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