A wireman’s licence is a valuable certificate as it proves that the electrician (registered person) put hard work into their studies and has the necessary skills to perform electrical work. These skills include the ability to conduct verification and certification of the construction, testing and inspection of electrical installations. Once the electrician has their wireman’s licence, they can issue electrical compliance certificates (ECOC). Additionally, the wireman’s licence proves an electrician is competent to inspect and repair electrical installations. If you don’t have a wireman’s licence, you are considered an unlicensed electrician which makes it illegal for you to operate as an electrician in South Africa.
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A Wiremans licence is issued by the Department of Labour (DOL) once they are satisfied that you have complied with their requirements.
In order to obtain a wiremans licence, you must submit documents and proof of your skills to the Department of Labour (DOL) to assure them that you have completed the necessary standards for inspection, testing and certification as prescribed by EWSETA. This proof is obtained by using an assessor who is registered with EWSETA.
The assessor must establish if the electrician has the necessary skills as determined by EWSETA for electrical installations. The applicant will need to prove to the assessor by way of test instruments and inspection reports that they grasp the necessary electrical concepts and are able to interpret the readings of the test instruments. Additionally, the applicant would need to determine if an electrical installation aligns with a given electrical compliance certificate (ECOC).
If the applicant is found to be competent by the assessor, the assessor sends the necessary details to EWSETA who will then issue the applicant with a letter that can be used for the registration (Wiremans licence registration) with the DOL.
Once you have submitted all the necessary documents and proof to the DOL and they are satisfied you have met their requirements, they will issue you with a one or three year wiremans licence. Once the licence is activated, you will be given a Registration Number by the Department of Labour. This registration number allows you to purchase Certificates of Compliance and the wiremans licence is therefore used as proof when purchasing electrical certificates.
We recommend applying for a three year wiremans licence (Option on the registration form) as the processing time at the DOL is slow.
Electricity is arguably the most valuable resource we have in our modern society. Without electricity, most of the things we do and rely on on a daily basis wouldn’t be there. So while electricity is so ingrained into our lives that we can take it for granted and hardly notice it’s there, if there’s an electrical problem, it can be difficult to notice anything else.
Our electrical repair technicians know what a hassle any electrical problems can be, which is why we’ll always respond to any requests for service as quickly as possible. And because all of our technicians are licensed, background checked, and professionally trained, you’re guaranteed to receive the best quality service and workmanship available when you call us. We can assist with all your electric needs including: