Posts tagged as AIA

Is renewable energy really the future? Industry bodies say it is

In a presentation to the Regenesys Business School in Johannesburg recently, Busi Nxumalo, the vice chair of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA), said that renewable energy is a key element in South Africa’s economic growth plan. Renewable energy has been included in the Department of Energy’s integrated resource plan (IRP) for electricity from […]

National rollout of inspection authorities

  The Western Cape Approved Electrical Inspection Authority (WCAEIA) changed ownership upon the death in 2014 of founder and former owner Pieter Smuts. Renamed the Electrical Approved Inspection Authority of Southern Africa (EAIASA), the company is now owned and run by financial director Mel Wilmans, technical director Max Koen, training director Nick du Plessis and […]

Approved Inspection Authorities for Occupational Health and Hygiene

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act of 1993 makes provision for the registration and functioning of Department of Labour (DoL) Approved Inspection Authorities (AIAs) for Occupational Health and Hygiene (OHH). These companies may be contracted to conduct surveys on, among others, noise, illumination and hazardous chemical substance exposure. The new legislation requires that these […]

The challenges of training in the electrical contracting industry

  Approved Electrical Inspection Authority (AIA) Nico van den Berg discusses issues such as copper theft; the need for a scrap metal dealers act; electric fence installation and a forum where contractors can share their knowledge. While working as an assessor and moderator, Nico van den Berg of Centurion-based Independent Electrical Inspection Services founded the […]

The importance of staying abreast with legislation

  Electrical contractors in South Africa are becoming reluctant to issue Certificates of Compliance (CoCs) because of ignorance of the continual amendments to the electrical regulations and legislation. To compound the problem, very few contractors are familiar with the Electrical Installations Regulations promulgated in 2009 and are, to this day, unable to distinguish between the […]