In terms of the Electrical Machinery Regulations 2011, an additional compliance certificate is needed to effect transfer of immovable property if an electric fence system is installed on the property to be sold. This certificate provides proof that the installed electric fence system complies with the legal requirements for such as system. Dawid Badenhorst takes a closer look into some of the most common aspects to keep in mind regarding this new requirement.
What constitutes an ‘electric fence system’?
An electric fence system is any electrified barrier consisting of one or more bare conductors erected to prevent the trespass of persons or animals, which system delivers a non-lethal charge of electrical energy to an electric fence.
In the event that an electric fence system has been erected on property to be sold, the new regulations must be complied with in order to ensure that the property can be transferred. An important date to remember is 1 December 2012 as any property that is sold, or otherwise changes ownership after this date, and which has an electric fence system, will require an electric fence system compliance certificate. This will include any property that was sold before 1 December 2012, but which has not yet been registered in the name of the purchaser.
This certificate is in addition to the familiar electrical compliance certificate and may only be issued by a registered person who is in possession of a Certificate of Competence.
Key points in complying with the regulations.
The following key points should assist you in complying with the new regulations:
For further information on electric fence compliance certificates and the effect thereof on your current or future transfer, please contact Mark Witzmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 021 461 0065.