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ELECTRIC FENCE SYSTEM CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE

November 16, 2012

ELECTRIC FENCE SYSTEM CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE

Regulation 12 of the Electrical Machinery Regulations within the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act No. 85 of 1993, imposes an obligation on the user of an electric fence system to have an electric fence system certificate of compliance(COC).

The requirement to have an electric fence system COC does not apply to a system in existence prior to 1 October 2012. However, as with an electrical compliance certificate, it will be required where an addition or alteration is effected to a system. It will also be required when there is a change of ownership of a property on which a system is installed if the change of ownership takes place after 1 October 2012.

The electric fence system certificate is separate from an electrical compliance certificate and therefore an added requirement for the transfer of a property with an electric fence system.

It will be necessary to include an appropriate clause in sale agreements concluded after 1 October 2012 if there is an electric fence system on the property. A transfer registered after 1 October 2012 will trigger the obligation to provide a COC. It will be necessary to arrange for the issue of an electric fence system COC if there exists an electric fence system on a property that is currently in the process of being transferred.

The certificate is transferable. Once it has been issued, there will be no need to obtain a new one upon a subsequent change of ownership.

Source: Yeats Cox Attorneys(15 November 2012).

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