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    Electrical Certificate of Compliance Number?

    I am considering printing my own COC's and Test Report, my question is where do I get the COC number or do I simply create my own and keep a record?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman View Post
    I am considering printing my own COC's and Test Report, my question is where do I get the COC number or do I simply create my own and keep a record?
    If it helps here is an extract from The Electrical Regulations 2009 which is the only reference that I can find to it.

    ""certificate of compliance" means-
    (a) a certificate with a unique number obtainable from the chief inspector, or a person appointed by the chief inspector, in the form of Annexure 1,
    and issued by a registered person in respect of an electrical installation or part of an electrical installation; or
    (b) a certificate of compliance issued under the Electrical Installation Regulations, 1992;"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman View Post
    I am considering printing my own COC's and Test Report, my question is where do I get the COC number or do I simply create my own and keep a record?
    Have a look at http://www.ecbsa.co.za/site/files/eC...ual.pdf‎ . ECB SA members can complete online CoC's or e-CoC's as they call them. I'm not sure what registration costs but each CoC is around R3, with its own unique number.

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    Thanks for the reply
    Any idea how to find this person appointed by the chief inspector

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman View Post
    Thanks for the reply
    Any idea how to find this person appointed by the chief inspector
    Contact the DOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman View Post
    I am considering printing my own COC's and Test Report, my question is where do I get the COC number or do I simply create my own and keep a record?
    You might as well make your own CoC's as the DoL has no inspectors to follow up or inspect any installations, the CoC has become a scam and a tool to rip off the consumer.
    Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Blow View Post
    You might as well make your own CoC's as the DoL has no inspectors to follow up or inspect any installations, the CoC has become a scam and a tool to rip off the consumer.
    Are you an electrician Slow Blow, or an unimpressed consumer?
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    I’m an electrician trying to bypass the ECA. I think they have been dictating to electricians for too long. Of course I would like to know whatever I’m doing is legal.

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    You can bypass the ECA of you want. They are a purely voluntary organisation. The Eca don't dictate to anyone. They do sell the coc and offer it to their members at a discount price but they are not the only supplier. I think the DOL also offers a coc. I'm not sure of the status of the Ecb though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leecatt View Post
    I'm not sure of the status of the Ecb though.
    The ECB offers an electronic COC which is perfectly legitimate. We use this for the vast majority of COC's we issue.

    I see they do have a printed 6 page form too, but only available from their head office (Pretoria) and an outlet in Port Elizabeth by the look of it.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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