Electrical regulations

Electrical certification

GL Events has been appointed as the exclusive supplier for temporary electrical installations for the expo. GL Events is the only contractor that is authorised to connect any circuit, other than a standard 16A, 240v, single phase socket to the Ticketpro Dome infrastructure.

A qualified contractor may install electrical circuits to a stand, but such contractor is not allowed to connect to the Ticketpro Dome grid. This can only be done by GL Events and only once a Certificate of Compliance has been issued by the client’s contractor. Certificates of Compliance (COC) must be handed in at the Organisers Office no later than 17:00 on 26 February 2020. (See Form No. 2).

Electrical installations must be of such a nature so as to ensure safe use of electricity and must be carried out in a competent manner. Where a fault becomes apparent, the equipment must not be used until the fault has been rectified.

All electrical installations must comply with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (85 of 1983) as amended by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (181 of 1983) and the Labour Relations Act (66 of 1995).

Any electrical installation must comply with the following:

  • Each installation should be effectively bonded to earth.
  • Wiring should be three core, twin and earth, not less than 1.5mm cross sectional and be PVC, electro-metric or other plastic sheathing.
  • Joints may not be made except where connecting into a circuit and must be insulated.
  • Screwed connectors must be used and totally encased in insulated enclosures.
  • All wiring must be effectively protected and fixed to prevent damage and risk of injury.
  • Placing of cables under carpets is prohibited.