Most electrical permits require three inspections: cover, service, and final. Cover inspection. Schedule this inspection when all new circuits are wired (boxes installed, wires run, grounding conductor connected or made up, nail plates installed in areas as needed). Don’t cover your work with insulation, receptacles, or wall switches until the inspector has approved it. Cover inspections also include underground installations. Don’t cover trenches, ditches, or slabs until the inspector has approved them. Service and feeder inspection. Schedule this inspection when the service electrical mast, meter base, service panels, grounding electrode conductors, and branch circuits (if possible) have been installed. Final inspections. Schedule this inspection when the electrical work has been completed. Make sure panel boxes are covered, circuits are labeled in the right spaces on the box, and all cover plates are installed. You must have all of equipment and appliances installed, grounded, and energized for final inspection. Why do I need an Electrical Certificate of Compliance? An Electrical Certificate of Compliance is required by law when transferring ownership of a property and to ensure that the electrical installation is safe as per Code of Practice SANS 10142. This Certificate of Compliance (COC) is issued by one of our accredited inspectors once the prescribed inspection and tests on the installation wiring have been done and deemed safe. Tips Before An Electrical Inspection: On the day of the inspection ensure that all light fittings/globes are working. Make sure all the circuits on all distribution boards are labelled correctly. Make sure all isolators are accessible from fixed equipment. Remove all redundant leads. Check that the light fittings have their covers in place (e.g. ball lights). Allow all distribution doards to be accessed during the day of inspection.