GEIA has operated as an Approved Electrical Inspection Authority accredited by the
South African Department of Labour (1999-2013) and is currently preparing for the
implementation of an operational standard through SANAS (South African National Accreditation
System), as a private Electrical Inspection Body
GEIA conducts investigations and audit inspections on behalf of the general public
and makes special findings as to:
The safety of any condition prevalent on or in any premises
The question of whether any particular standard has been or is being complied with
The law holds the user or lessor of an electrical installation (as the case may be)
personally responsible for the safety, safe use and maintenance of the electrical
installation that the user or lessor uses.
With regard to the sale of fixed property containing electrical installations, the
provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 (Section 22) stipulate
that subject to Section 10(4), an electrical installation may not be marketed or
sold unless the safety requirements have been complied with. In other words, a valid
Certificate of Compliance must be produced in the sale process.
A Certificate of Compliance which is (2) two years and older may however not be provided
under any circumstances for a transfer of a property.
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GEIA has representation on the following committees:
Association of Accredited Electrical Inspection Bodies of South Africa