Page 28 of 28 FirstFirst ... 18262728
Results 271 to 273 of 273

Thread: The Electrical Certificate of Compliance explained

  1. #271
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Margate KZN
    Posts
    19
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
    Hi guys.
    In connection with issuing a supplementary to the original COC'S, is a total unreasonable requirement, as you have been requested to do a small alteration by installing a plug or a light, as i have mentioned before, when you do a new installation you give multiple copies of the COC's, to everyone owners, architect, engineers, etc. Then you ask client on completion of the installation could we have the original COC not once have we had them find it.
    This is what we do.
    1. Do a total COC of the existing installation.
    2. Warn the client that their installation is not compliant.
    3. Give the client a rough idea of what the issue are.
    4. Never give a detailed information of the defects.
    5. Give them a quote and see if they accept the price.
    6. If price has not been approved.
    7. Issue COC FORMS as an alteration.
    8. Under section ( sorry on holiday can't check the section number).
    We state that the existing installation is not compliant and mention the exact installation that we have done.

    I know as mentioned on previous posts that you will be responsible for the entire existing installation, but you must be totally out of your mind if you can tell the client sorry but we have to switch you OFF, because your installation is not compliant, I am sure you will be shot at before you reach main switch.

    As mentioned before where are the electrical inspectors.

    SORRY HAD TO BRING THAT UP AGAIN

  2. #272
    Diamond Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    planet earth
    Posts
    2,959
    Thanks
    127
    Thanked 256 Times in 228 Posts
    It's to good to hear people complaining about inspectors changing a decent rate for COC's ... I have had 2 complaints about inspectors charging R1500 for a small installations and R R2000 for a installation carried out by someone else (becoming common for solar and inverter installs)

    Its about time ... as mentioned by someone ... everything is doubling in price ... its about time we bought our rates up so we can also earn a living wage.

    R750 call out fee ... excluding per km rate (domestic) should be for the 2 bob sparkies ... going up from that depending on your setup and experience.

    Its good to see the economy is taking off ... 3 calls already for work this morning and its only 7.45 am and I am so busy I cant keep up with the work load ... so what I am doing is focusing on customer who have supported me when I needed them.
    Comments are based on opinion...not always facts....that's why people use an alias.

  3. #273
    Full Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Port Elizabeth
    Posts
    61
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ians View Post
    It's to good to hear people complaining about inspectors changing a decent rate for COC's ... I have had 2 complaints about inspectors charging R1500 for a small installations and R R2000 for a installation carried out by someone else (becoming common for solar and inverter installs)

    Its about time ... as mentioned by someone ... everything is doubling in price ... its about time we bought our rates up so we can also earn a living wage.

    R750 call out fee ... excluding per km rate (domestic) should be for the 2 bob sparkies ... going up from that depending on your setup and experience.

    Its good to see the economy is taking off ... 3 calls already for work this morning and its only 7.45 am and I am so busy I cant keep up with the work load ... so what I am doing is focusing on customer who have supported me when I needed them.
    As the saying goes, "pay a worker his due" and I share your sentiments. I now made the decission to charge my worth and as you find, work has started streaming in. I am really glad for you @ians !

Page 28 of 28 FirstFirst ... 18262728

Similar Threads

  1. [Question] Electrical Certificate of Compliance Number?
    By Herman in forum Electrical Contracting Industry Forum
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 14-Mar-14, 12:23 PM
  2. Electrical compliance certificate
    By ericlowry in forum Electrical Contracting Industry Forum
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 23-Jul-13, 08:08 AM
  3. The new electrical certificate of compliance
    By Dave A in forum Electrical Contracting Industry Forum
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 27-Sep-12, 11:34 AM
  4. What are the Electrical Compliance Certificate Requirements
    By MikeS in forum Electrical Contracting Industry Forum
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 18-Jun-12, 10:24 PM
  5. electrical certificate of compliance
    By murdock in forum General Business Forum
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-Jul-10, 09:13 PM

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •