Alwyn Geyser, a qualified electrician and licensed wiremen, which enables him to issue COC’s i.e. Certificates of Compliance for successful electrical installations upon the necessary checks/tests.
He has been a qualified electrician since 2008 and has, during this time, developed the proper skills and understanding of his specialised fields of expertise and therefore genuinely believes that quality is not negotiable. He is also a registered residential gas installer and has the required the necessary licence to issue certificates of conformity (COC) for satisfactory gas installations.
He is furthermore, also able to erect Electric fences and is in possession of the required license to certify the compliance with the relevant, prescribed requirements.
Alwyn is a dedicated hands-on-technician and, as a result of his many years’ experience with regard to his various projects and knowledge of electricity and gas installations, prides himself on the high standard of service he provides at all times.
Why would one need a COC for Electricity?
When selling a developed property, it is compulsory to be in possession of a certificate of compliance with the provisions in respect of the electrical installations in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (No. 85 of 1993). The installation Regulations came in to effect in 1 May 2009. The certificate of compliance assures the prospective owner that the electrical installations on the property are up to the required standards required by SANS. This certificate covers up to the isolator but doesn’t cover fixed appliances such as fans, under floor heating, geysers and stoves ect. It, however, covers wiring, light switches, earths and bonding of all metal components including antennas, satellite dishes, distribution boards and socket outlets (plugs).
In the past the electrical certificate used to be valid as long as no work was done on any electrical installations, but this is no longer the case.
An electrical certificate is valid for a maximum period of two years but should any alterations be made to the installation the COC will expire and no longer be valid.
Benefits of Electricity
Tracing faults to determine whether everything is in a good working order, especially the Distribution Board. The Earth leakage should trip out if there is any electrical leakage somewhere in the installation in the house. A leakage is very dangerous and should one touch the faulty, leakage appliance it can flow through a person with possible serious consequences. The earth leakage is designed to monitor for earth leakage and to disconnect the current flow in such an incident.
Why should one need a COC for Gas?
If one has gas appliances fitted in one’s home one needs a gas certificate certifying conformity with the pressure equipment regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety amendment Act. These regulations come into effect on 1 October 2009. Obtaining this COC means one’s gas installation is in a safe, working condition, emergency shut off valves correctly installed, and leak free. This certificate of compliance is valid for as long as no changes are made to the system or until change of ownership.
Benefits of Gas
With gas there is, of course, no load shedding as is with electricity. Should the cylinder run empty, you can arrange with a gas supplier to deliver a full cylinder to your doorstep. Gas production is normally adequate and readily available. Gas is also cheaper than electricity. Gas stoves have safety devices in place like the flame detector that cuts of the gas supply in the event of flames going out for some or other reason.
Why we need a COC for Electric Fencing?
An electric fence requires a separate certificate since it falls under the provisions of a different and separate set of regulations. The Electrical Machinery Regulations of 2011 (also issued under the OHSACT No. 181 of 1993) these regulations don’t apply to electric fences installed prior to 1 October 2012 unless the property is being sold. As with the ECOC you similarly, need a certificate where additions or alterations were brought about to an electric fence or where there is change in ownership of the property. The COC is transferrable in the event of the property being sold again.
Benefits of Electrical Fence
It serves as a demotivation for thieves to breaking into your house. It shocks unwelcome guests and make it difficult for the person to enter your premises. Alarms goes off and it can be linked to your response provider.
All these three installations: electrical- and gas installations as well as electric fencing, may occur concurrent and complementary, and as Alwyn specialises in the issuing of COC’s in respect of the three major installations in respect of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993) he may be able to render a three in one service.
Why deal with different contractors on site when one can offer a high standard of service? Alwyn’s office is situated in the East Rand and he works on sites all over Gauteng.