LP Gas Certificate of Conformity (COC)
Certificates of Conformity are required by for all fixed gas installations. Read below for more details.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a Coc for my gas installation?
- A CoC is proof that your gas installation is safe and complies with the rules and regulations as laid out in the South African National Standards (SANS) 10087-1.
- The law requires that you be in possession of Certificate of Conformity for gas installations at all times, as does your insurance company. If your property suffers damage due to a gas fault, your insurance company will expect you to produce a valid certificate. Not being able to produce one may invalidate your claim.
When must a CoC be issued?
A Certificate of Conformity (CoC) must be issued for a PERMANENT installation:
- On completion of a new gas installation;
- After any modification, alteration or maintenance of an existing gas installation;
- On change of ownership of a property housing an existing gas installation. (When you sell your property)
What is a permanent gas installation?
- Legislation deems a permanent gas installation to be a gas installation that is a fixture in a building, immovable and not of a temporary nature. This would include all build in gas equipment – Gas fires, Heaters, Gas Braais, Stoves, Ovens and Hot water systems.
- Movable gas heaters and gas braais on wheels are seen as temporary and do not require a CoC.
How long is a CoC valid for?
- A CoC is valid for five years providing the installation has not been altered in any way.
- Any maintenance or alterations done to your gas installation requires the issuing of a new CoC for the ENTIRE system.
- An installation must be inspected and a CoC issued when a property is sold.
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