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2022 Q3 KNOWLEDGE ENHANCEMENT SEMINAR DATES

DATE LOCATION COURSE
15 – 16th August Centurion Solar Excel -Residential & Commercial (8kW) installations and storage, AREP’s Level 1 test.
22 – 23rd August Randburg Solar Exceed – Commercial (+8kW) installations, storage, lightning and earthing, AREP’s Level 2 test.
24 – 25th August Cape Town SANS10142-1 Ed3.1 – Overview
25- 26th August Cape Town Solar Exceed – Commercial (+8kW) installations, storage, lightning and earthing, AREP’s Level 2 test.
29 – 30th August Centurion Solar Excel -Residential & Commercial (8kW) installations and storage, AREP’s Level 1 test.
07 – 08th September Polokwane SANS10142-1 Ed3.1 – Overview
21 – 22nd September Pretoria SANS10142-1 Ed3.1 – Overview
05 – 06th October Kimberly/Bloem SANS10142-1 Ed3.1 – Overview
19 – 20th October Durban SANS10142-1 Ed3.1 – Overview
21 – 22nd November Klerksdorp or Potch SANS10142-1 Ed3.1 – Overview

SANS 10142-1 – Edition 3.1 – Released January

NEW TEST REPORTS (TR’S) :


  • “New” separate TR for all “GENERAL” Installations for houses etc.
  • “New” separate TR for new “SUB RETICULATION” installations.
    i.e. town house and shopping centers, 5 units or more, see SABS 7.16.
  • “New” additional TR for “HOSPITALS”.
  • “New” additional TR for “HAZARDOUS” areas.
  • “New” separate TR for PV / Small Scale Embedded Generators (‘SSEG”)

Please Note: It is not possible to investigate all the new TR’s in detail and our seminar courses will not deal with hospitals or hazardous areas other than to make the registered person aware of their existence.

New table 6.28. EARTHING CONDUCTORS. The earthing conductors will in future be larger than at present.

A neutral LOOP IMPEDANCE TEST" has been added to the required tests. Do you know why and how these tests are to be carried out?

There are many changes coming that you need to know and our updated seminars will help you get you ahead.

The courses follow a similar agenda that will enable a very interactive questions and answer feedback between all of the delegates and the trainer. We prioritise your questions over the course agenda to ensure your knowledge points are covered at the detail level you require.
This sometimes means we do not cover all topics, however, the course is moulded around you as a delegate and so if you wish to know something then please request it at the time.


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SEMINAR MEMBER NON-MEMBER
SANS10142-1 – Overview  R 2 650  R 2 650
2-DAY Seminar – 2 CPD Points

BOOKING:  Please complete the booking form and email to info@ecb.org.za


Click here to mail   or contact:  Cliff, Esther or Maurits – 012 751 2290


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Online and Practical Solar PV Courses

        Presented by PQRS  –  Power Quality & Renewable Resources


•    PQRS provides various Solar PV Installation Courses.
•    Excite Course– Introductory , not recommended for electricians.
•    Excel Course – Intermediate – Large Residential to small commercial.
•    Exceed Course – Industrial Installations & Earthing and Lightning.
•    Excel Course (L1) followed by the Exceed Course (L2). 
•    Excel Course content: Click to view details.

•    Exceed Course content: Click to view details.
•    Excel & Exceed Courses are registered at the Engineering Council of South Africa.
•    Registered engineers can claim 2.5 CPD points.
•    The Excel Course is designed specifically for:
•    Electricians / Master Electricians / Millwrights / Electrical Engineers.
•    People with a good understanding of electricity can also attend, such as:
•    General Building Contractors, IT, Alarm/Gate Motor installers, etc.
•    The Exceed Course registration requirement is a Level 1 AREP test Certificate.

AREP – Association for Renewable Energy Practitioners – Click to view details.

PQRS – Subscribes to the Quality Assurance Platform of AREP, known as the
 P4 platform – Click to view details.

AREP offeres Individual Accreditation and Company Accreditation:

Individual Accreditation:

•    The Level 1 test is aligned to the Excel Course Content.
•    The Level 1 test = 1 hour theoretical online exam at a cost of R750 per person.
•    The Level 1 test certificate is only valid for 12 months as it keeps up to date.
  with a fast-paced technological industry.

•    The Level 2 test is aligned to the Exceed Course Content.
•    The Level 2 test = 3 hour theoretical online exam at a cost of R950 per person.
•    The Level 2 test certificate is valid for 36 months.

 Once the test expires, re-write the online exam without attending the course again.

Pass mark is 80%.

Level 1 Benefits:

•    Required by municipalities.
•    Required for finance applications / insurance.
•    Instils confidence – certificate and AREP membership to be included with
  quotations tenders.
•    Accepted by distributors and suppliers of PV equipment.
  (customer discounts / warrantees on products are honoured).

Company Accreditation:

 The P4 Platform scores contractors involved in the PV sector on performance,
 knowledge and best practice.
 A total of 5 metrics are used to produce a score, which in turn, predicts
 risk associated with a specific contractor.
 2 of the metrics are, test done by individual(s) and installations listed with AREP.
 The lower the score the higher the risk.
 The Company accreditation is R2 500 and billed annually.

Company Accreditation Benefits:

 Listed as preferred installers on the AREP Website.
 Certain financial institutions require a company registration.


PV COURSE MEMBER NON-MEMBER
In Person, Face2Face – Excel Course R3980 R4380
Online, Learn at your own pace – Excel Course R3395 R3795
Zoom, Live online instructor led Live – Excel Course R3980 R4380
The Level 1 test = 1-hour theoretical test is only done onlineat a cost of R750 per person (Exam Fee not included).
PV COURSE MEMBER NON-MEMBER
In Person, Face2Face – Exceed Course R4300 R4700
Online, Learn at your own pace – Exceed Course R3700 R4140
Zoom, Live online instructor led Live – Exceed Course R4300 R4700
The Level 2 test = 3 hour theoretical test is only done online at a cost of R950 per person (Exam Fee not included).

BOOKING:  Please complete the booking form and email to info@ecb.org.za


Click here to mail   or contact:  Cliff, Esther or Maurits – 012 751 2290


DOWNLOAD SEMINAR APPLICATION FORM HERE

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BECOME A MEMBER OF THE ECB

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Registering with the ECB :


  • Your company listed on https://electrician.org.za (+50k monthly visits). 
  • Access to issue ECB online Certificates of Compliance & Test Reports.
  • Special industry-saving promotions and offers all year round.
  • Special rates ECB seminars including other publications. 
  • Special rates SANS 10142-1 & Occupational Health & Safety Act 1993.
  • Access to technical experts to answer your queries.
  • An ECB  ID & Membership Card to show your clients that proves your qualifications are verified and you are a professionally registered and trained person / contractor. 

Costs to list with the ECB are:


  • R 900-00 per annum for Membership or
  • R1100-00 per annum including DoLE Administration.
  • Proof of Payment to DoLE excluded (R240 annually)

Become a listed party today and secure seminar discounts & other special offers.


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ECB Listing:  Please complete the aplication form and email to info@ecb.org.za


Click here to mail   or contact:  Cliff, Esther or Maurits – 012 751 2290


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SANS 10142-1 – Edition 3.1 clarifications and updates

Covering the changes to the code and answering questions and answers from all parties.
Included – the difference between AC and DC – particularly switching and protection devises.
Do you know your responsibilities in respect of the many regulations and codes?
  • That you have to issue a CoC/Test Report for every installation?
  • There are severe penalties should you issue a false CoC/Test Report.
  • That you must include the price of the COC/TR in your quote?
  • That you can’t charge extra for a COC/TR, or withhold it for non payment?
  • Do you know the requirements for generators and alternative power supplies?

If you have a questions about how to perform all forms of electrical installation
and understanding the new changes in the standards then this course is for you.

This seminar covers the applicable parts of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
We’ll also be covering the new additions in the standards and an in-detail look at connecting, switch over, earthing and surges.

It would be to your advantage to attend the upcoming seminar, in which will explain the principles of how to connect alternative power supplies to assist the consumer. It is now obvious Eskom are having difficulty maintaining power to homes and offices.

We as Registered Persons and Professional Electrical Contractors need to be equipped and knowledgeable as to how we can assist.

We will also cover parts of the new draft Solar PV small scale energy generation (SSEG) SABS standard and best practice according to the draft code. We will be available for questions and answers to all queries on handling these installations.

Presented by:Tony McDonald – Technical Director of the Electrical Conformance Board

Tony McDonald introduced the Master installation Electrician qualification to South Africa. Tony is the holder of certificate No MIE 00001. He was also the co-author of the original SANS 10142 code of practice and with the assistance of the SABS, DOL, AMEU and SAIEE was responsible for getting this code adopted as the sole wiring code for electrical installations throughout South Africa. As the ECB representative, he sits on about 20 SABS working groups creating and maintaining standards for South Africa as well as being a South African representative on the International Electrical Commission (IEC) and currently serves on several IEC Mirror committees.
Tony, together with Mr Andre du Plessis and Mr John Calhoun of the SABS designed the first Certificates of Compliance and Test Reports on behalf of the ECB that became the official legal certificates distributed and managed by the ECB. Tony is also a Past President of the ECA and is a life member of that organisation. He was also the moderator for the DOE for the code of practice examination for many years. Tony was also the chairman of the National Electrical Industry Training board. He has been in his own business for over 50 years.

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PAY ONLINE – Check out at the ECB online Shop


    BOOKING:  Please complete the booking form and email to info@ecb.org.za


Click here to mail   or contact:  Cliff, Esther or Maurits – 012 751 2290


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PAY ONLINE – Check out at the ECB online Shop

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