Association to address non-compliance

February 6th, 2014, Published in Articles: Vector


Many electrical products currently available on the cheap in South Africa do not comply with our regulations.

SABS test certificates and the issuance of letters of approval by the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) appear no longer to guarantee compliance or safety.

The SafeHouse Association was formed by a group of organisations in the electrical industry to address this issue using methods not employed before, and which are therefore more likely to succeed. These methods include the creation of awareness in the market of the regulations and of the transgressions against them, and the exposure of non-compliant and unsafe products and services. The association also engages the distribution channels as members to inhibit availability of sub-standard products and services.

It addresses the demand-side of the issue by focusing on those who specify, distribute and purchase products. This will be an assurance to specifiers, distributors and users and may be used by members.

Current members include Voltex; Tolmay Electrics; Pretoria Motor Control Gear Products (PMCG); MES Products; Major Tech; Legrand; Hellermann Tyton; Eurolux; Dynamic Distributors; Crabtree; Consolidated Electrical Distributor (CED); CBi Africa Cables; Apex Cordset Technologies; ARB Electrical Wholesalers and Aberdare Cables. For more information, visit

Contact Pierre Nothard, Powertech, Tel 011 635-8000,


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