Since 1 December 2012 all new, upgraded and repaired (major repairs) electric fence installations in South Africa must be compliant to SANS 102222-3. From 1 October 2013, all electric fence installers had to be registered with the Department of Labour after first passing a tough exam.
So, an electric fence that was installed prior to the 1 December 2012 must still be issued with an electric fence compliance certificate but does not have to comply to the new legislation, PROVIDING no major repairs or upgrades had to be done to the existing electric fence after 1 December 2012.
Why does an electric fence installation require a compliance certificate? Well, how many times have you heard people say that electric fence does not work? The reason for this, in most cases is that the installation was not done correctly, or due to the lack of regular maintenance the fence condition has deteriorated so much that the system does not work properly any more. How do you as a property owner know if your electric fence is working as it should? Will the alarm sound if one of the wires are cut? Will the alarm sound if wires are touching? Is the voltage in our electric fence sufficiently high enough?
We have found many electric fence installations where the energizer is ticking and that is it as far as “the fence is working” is concerned.
The new legislation makes it basically impossible to have an electric fence installed that does not do what it is designed for.
There are many aspects on an electric fence that has to comply to legislation. From the energizer having its own earth mat, having lightning arrestors installed to having the correct amount of earth spikes and warning signs on the electric fence, also the gate electric fence on a sliding gate must form part of the circuit of the electric fence. Please note that these are only a few of the many items that has to comply to the legislation as set out in SANS 102222-3 to make your electric fence compliant.
We take pride in our work and will make sure that your electric fence is up to standard and working 100% as it should when we do an electric fence compliance certificate.
Selling your property? Give us a call, and we will do the COC on your electric fence.
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