Once your solar PV or backup system has been installed, it’s important to ensure that a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) is issued.
This CoC checks that the electrician who performed the installation has complied with the rules and regulations that are in place to assure a safe installation.
Why you need a compliance certificate
As the property owner, you are responsible for the safety of the electrical installation on your property in terms of the OHS Act. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993 (OHS Act), the owners of a premise where electricity is consumed need to be in possession of a valid Certificate of Compliance.
Without a valid electrical CoC, you will find it difficult to prove that you have taken reasonable precautions should anything go wrong. Insurance companies might not pay out for damages; and if someone is injured or dies as a result of the installation, you could be held liable as the property owner.