Inquinne Trading - Electrical Contractors Alberton: New rules for electric fences

New regulations may find your electric fence on the wrong side of the law with regards to the insurance of this security system. Regulation 12 of the Electric Machinery Regulations of 2011 stipulates that all electric fences installed after October 1, 2012 must be certified and have an electric-fence system certificate of compliance. It also applies to electric fences that have been altered, added to or where ownership of the premises changes after October 1 this year.

In cases where electric fences have not been installed by a certified electric-fence installer, the homeowner could face financial loss when their insurance claim is rejected or even legal costs associated with liability claims. You will be unable to transfer property with an electric fence unless you provide an electric-fence certificate (EFC) to the conveyance attorney.

In order to issue a certificate of compliance, all electric-fence installers must be registered by the department of labour as well as pass an exam by October 1, 2013 to ensure they are qualified and able to meet the law’s requirements.

Contact Inquinne Trading for more information on this and we will assist you. Inquinne Trading can also assist you in all other electrical installations and maintenance, contact us today.

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