L26. What is covered by an Electrical Certificate?

What is covered in an electrical certificate of compliance and what is not?

All Distribution Boards All Fixed appliances

E.g. Stoves, extractor fans, geysers,

All circuit breakers and protective devices Cylinders, underfloor heating mats
All wiring and cables from Main Board to point of consumption (including solar panels and geysers) Secondary wiring to underfloor heating mats, solar geyser and solar panels
Wiring of fixed appliances All Motors (Including garage doors and gate motors)
Earthing Ceiling fans
Bonding (similar to Earthing) of all extraneous metallic parts

E.g. Hot water cylinders, metallic pipes, satellite dishes, aerials, downpipes, gutters, steel roofs, carports.

Light fixtures, Heater towel rails
Light switches Changing of globes, light fittings
Plug points Anything fed from a plug top
Isolators for fixed appliances

E.g. Stoves, extractor fans, motors

Garage and gate motors
A cable that runs from isolator to a fixed appliance

E.g. From the isolator to stove unit

Extension leads, energy dispensers
Swimming pool distribution boards Borehole pumps
A cable that runs from board to pool light Speed heat
Pool light transformer Pool globes
Timers Maintenance irregularities
Photocells Wiring past the council mains (All wiring from the supplier to municipal meter and municipal switch)

E.g. For downlights transformers

Inaccessible areas – which are noted in bold on the report and certificate
Positioning and application of light fittings, appliances, switchgear and protective devices. Sprinkler system
Earthing and wiring of lights All disconnected circuits or lights.
Disconnecting devices to be installed within 1.5m from appliance Flexible cords longer than 3m are not recommended
All cable joints in the roof to be done correctly

Cable type, size and application

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