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    Electric fence certificates - who is responsible to get one?


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    I won't touch electric fences
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    it can be a hair-raising experience

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    I don't know much about electrical fences, and have never Installed one.
    Who can provide a certificate for this? Or are guys with wiremans licenses such as myself able to sign these off?
    Or.... am I asking you the question that you asked? Lol

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    Installers with 2years experience have been allowed to apply for accreditation to certify them. Before certifying the premises where one has already been installed I always check it myself because they are not up to speed with all the regs. I have come across some scary certified fences and by refusing to certify the house I have put pressure on the seller to get the fence installer to make sure that the fence actually does comply.

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    A customer asks you to install a single socket outlet.

    If a fence company installs an electric fence and you are requested to install a single socket outlet, do you become responsible for the entire electric fence installation?

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    How ironic, this post is up.
    I noticed an electric fence installed in my complex by a resident.
    Small (1/2 m). It is on Ground level.
    It has a sign to ,however, small children cannot read.
    Without derogating form the fact that adults must keep an eye etc, it still poses a risk.
    Are there specific rules about this?

    As an example, a fence on the outside of a property is understandable. The owner of the fence must look after their child.
    It is not unreasonable to think that nay child on teh road is old enough to read and understand or smaller are accompanied by adults.
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    I can't answer any of the questions above with any certainty but a lot of the confusion around electric fences seems to be because some of their regulations are wrapped up in the electrical regs and some of their regulations are separate fence installation regs. Obviously they would also fall under general health and safety regs as well same way a step might do. I don't know of any laws or regulations that state all steps must be lit but if someone leaves your house and falls down an unlit step they'd certainly have a legal claim against the house owner even though no specific regs have been breached.
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    Falling down the steps would open you up for a damages claim.
    You could reasonably foresee that someone could fall and providing lights is not an unreasonable step to mitigate that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ians View Post
    A customer asks you to install a single socket outlet.

    If a fence company installs an electric fence and you are requested to install a single socket outlet, do you become responsible for the entire electric fence installation?
    The extent of your liability is the installation described in Section 3 which would be the socket outlet circuit you installed.

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