Is Your Electrical Certificate of Compliance Current?

Is Your Electrical Certificate of Compliance Current?

Don’t let your Electrical Certificate of Compliance trip you up!

It is an unfortunate situation that we get lulled into a false sense of security by insurance products. You premium payments comes of you bank account like clockwork every month, you are covered, right?

Wrong, you are conditionally covered, commonly known as THE FINE PRINT!

Understand your insurance service provider is a business and they are in it to make money, so when it comes to an unfortunate claim like your house burning down to it’s foundation the insurance company will look for any loophole not to settle that claim and an outdated electrical certificate of compliance could present just such a loophole.

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The above article appeared in a local newspaper a couple of weeks ago and as you can see, you as a home owner is legally compelled to be in possession of a valid electrical certificate of compliance, and should you not be at a crucial time of need, you are in trouble.

You will also note that an term of 2 years is mentioned, so it is safe to assume that you should really have your COC renewed every 2 years with a new inspection by a certified electrician.

As for “backyard” electricians, it’s safest to avoid and rather invest in the services of a suitably qualified professional to install and maintain your electrical integrity.

At Vickers Electrical we do a lot of these electrical certificates of compliance, as it’s required with every transfer of home ownership transaction.

What is alarming is how many homeowners don’t have regular electrical inspections to ensure the safety of their families and property.

We know times are tough but they can get a whole lot tougher if you have an unfortunate electrical accident that causes your geyser to blowup or your electrical and electronic appliances to stop working due to a power surge. We wrote an article on the most common electrical issues at home you can read more here.

If any of these electrical problems occur in your home or business, it is time to call in a professional electrician to address the issues and it is also a good time to have your electrical certificate of compliance updated.

To book an inspection you can call us on 0716754953 / 021 553 5317 or e-mail us at