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    Electric fences and SANS

    Does anyone have any information regarding the new addition of requirements of electric fences in SANS?
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    Extra gun for the home owner when they cut it!
    Sorry, do not have the latest info.
    Just felt like increasing the voltage...and amps because the "released" person did not have anything to eat or wear and decided on the first day of his newly found freedom to come and help himself. Now I need to stay in a fenced in compound while my tax money need to pay for his accommodation.....next 6 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leecatt View Post
    Does anyone have any information regarding the new addition of requirements of electric fences in SANS?
    I just found this

    14 (1) Application for registration as a registered person shall be made to
    the chief inspector in the form of Annexure 2, and shall be accompanied by the
    registration fee prescribed by regulation 23.
    (2) Any natural person who satisfies the chief inspector that he or she has
    sufficient knowledge of the safety standards applicable to electric fence systems
    may be registered by the chief inspector as a registered person.
    (3) The chief inspector shall furnish a registered person with a certificate of
    registration, and enter such registration into the national database.
    (4) A registered person shall on request produce his or her certificate of
    registration to any inspector and any supplier or any person for whom he or she
    intends to install an electric fence system and issue an electric fence certificate.


    http://gido.co.za/pages/new_legislation.pdf



    The Electrical Machinery Regulations 2011 promulgated under the Occupational
    Health and Safety Act (Act. No. 85 of 1993) state:
    Application for registration as registered person
    14 (1) ‘Application for registration as a registered person shall be made to the chief
    inspector in the form of Annexure 2 (see page 12) and shall be accompanied by the
    registration fee prescribed by regulation 23. (The current fee is R120.00 and the
    address of the chief inspector is: Department of Labour, Occupational Health and
    Safety, PB X117 Pretoria 0001)
    (2) Any natural person who satisfies the chief inspector that he or she has sufficient
    knowledge of the safety standards applicable to electric fence systems may be
    registered by the chief inspector as a registered person.
    (3) The chief inspector shall furnish a registered person with a certificate of registration,
    and enter such registration into the national database.
    (4) A registered person shall on request produce his or her certificate of registration
    to any inspector and any supplier or any person for whom he or she intends to install
    an electric fence system and issue an electric fence certificate.
    However, at present (September 2012) there is no recognised governmental course
    for an installer to attend and no examinations that they can take which will enable
    them to be recognised as a competent installers (‘registered person’). Interim
    measures are being put in place by the government in order to meet the requirements
    of the regulations and will involve the co-operation of those companies that regularly
    run training courses in Basic Electric Fence Installation.
    It is envisaged that there will be Theory and Practical sections to the training and
    testing. For those installers who have years of experience in the field there will
    be Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) which for them will short circuit some of
    the learning and testing. For those who are new to the industry, a third section is
    envisaged – Experiential Learning which will require a period of Internship.
    Last edited by Yuri; 22-Nov-12 at 06:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuri View Post
    I just found this
    Thanks. Does anyone know where to purchase the certificates?
    I believe this is a not so well thought out plan
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    I called the chief inspector and asked him what the requirements is for a electric fence regesterd person is

    What i found out is that you neen a letter from south african electric fence installers association
    Then fill out annexure 2
    2 photos and R120

    http://saefia.net/
    Last edited by Yuri; 23-Nov-12 at 01:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuri View Post
    I called the chief inspector and asked him what the requirements is for a electric fence regesterd person is

    What i found out is that you neen a letter from south african electric fence installers association
    Then fill out annexure 2
    2 photos and R120

    http://saefia.net/
    Thanks Yuri. There is an excellent FAQ section which answered all my questions
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    If the electric fence is plugged in?

    no need for certificates etc?

    I have just completed an installation which had an electric fence installed, they requested a plug point and i excluded the fence from my COC.

    What happens when they sell the building?

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    It looks like this falls outside of (or in addition too, depending on how you look at it) the electrical installation regs, Ian.
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    I called one of the members of SAEFIA he told me there are currently only temporary certificates for electric fence businesses that has been around for a long time

    Curently there are no tests to get a certificate thy will make a test in the future ...

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