Hi, is there somewhere in the SABS regulations that when a geyser element or thermostat is replaced in an existing geyser it must be done by a qualified electrician ? I do some work for an insurance company and find that most of this work is given to a plumber first. I have tried explaining to them that if you have no hot water and there is cold water flowing from the hot tap. You then need a plumber, and if there is a cold water flow you need a sparky because the problem is then electrical. So the plumbers get 80% of the work and i only get called when the plumber can not find power at the geyser.
As the element and thermostat are electrical components along with the fact that the wiring is been removed and reconnected (simple as it is). Is there a regulation that says it must comply and be done or checked by a licensed electrician before power is restored to the geyser ?