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GEIA has operated as an Approved Electrical Inspection Authority accredited by the South African Department of Labour (Sept.1999 - Apr. 2013) and is currently preparing for the implementation of an operational standard through SANAS (South African National Accreditation System), as a private Electrical Inspection Body

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Inspection Services

GEIA provides users of electrical installations with various levels of electrical inspections dependent on their requirements:

 

1. Validation Inspections - Home Buyer

This inspection entails a visit to the premises to validate as to whether a Certificate of Compliance which has been issued is in fact a valid document. This inspection does not constitute a comprehensive inspection of the entire electrical installation, but enables GEIA to issue a Notice of Non Compliance (if applicable), in terms of the provisions of the Electrical Installation Regulations (2009). This notice will then enable the User to:

a) Legally go back to the seller of the electrical installation to obtain a new valid Certificate of Compliance in terms of the provisions of the sale agreement or

b) Have legal recourse to an electrical contractor where electrical installation work was contracted into between the user and such electrical contractor.

 

2. Inspections – Home Seller

Validation Inspection:-

This inspection entails a visit to the premises to validate as to whether a Certificate of Compliance which is to be issued is in fact a valid document. This inspection will be done in the presence of the appointed electrical contractor before final payment is made to ensure the issue of a valid certificate of compliance. Any detected faults and defects can then be rectified prior to the issue of the certificate of compliance.

Comprehensive inspection:

This inspection entails a visit to the premises to conduct a comprehensive inspection and provide the user with a report and detailed fault list indicating areas of non-compliance. The report can be used as a tender document for electrical contractors to quote on only required repairs in order for a valid certificate of compliance to be issued.

3. Comprehensive Inspections – Home Buyer

This inspection entails a visit to the premises to conduct a comprehensive inspection and provide the user with a report and detailed fault list indicating areas of non-compliance. A Notice of Non Compliance (if applicable) will also be issued.

This notice will then enable the User to:

  1. Legally go back to the seller of the electrical installation to obtain a new valid Certificate of Compliance in terms of the provisions of the sale agreement or
  2. Have legal recourse to an electrical contractor where electrical installation work was contracted into between the user and such electrical contractor.
  3. Contract another electrician to rectify all detected faults and defects with the knowledge of the extent of non-compliance of the electrical installation.

 

4. Costs

For pricing please visit our contact us page and complete the form, indicating that you would like a quote.

 

5. Why have inspections?

  1. As the “USER” of an electrical installation, YOU are personally responsible for the safety, safe use and maintenance of the electrical installation which you use.
  1. As a new owner, you must have peace of mind that you have in your possession a “valid” certificate of compliance in order for you to accept such responsibility.
  2. The longer the period between the dates of issue of a certificate of compliance and an inspection to ensure the validity thereof, the more difficult and costly your right of recourse becomes against the person who provided you with an “invalid” certificate of compliance.
  3. The certificate of compliance is a declaration of safety and is there to ensure the safety of   the occupants as well as the property itself.
  4. It is unfortunate that there are a number of unscrupulous and illegal electrical operators applying their trade in South Africa and the public may be unaware of these operators when contracting for electrical installation work. Such work also entails the issuing of invalid certificates of compliance for property transfer purposes.