Certificates of Electrical Safety Audit program
Unregistered and unlicensed persons cannot purchase or lodge certificates with Energy Safe Victoria.
Auditing of the electrical installation work described on a Certificate of Electrical Safety has been undertaken since 1999 to ensure the completed electrical installation work is compliant with legislation and relevant Australian Standards.
Energy Safe Victoria audit electrical installation work to ensure the safety of persons, livestock, and property against the dangers and damage that may arise if electrical installation work is non-compliant or unsafe.
In addition to ensuring the electrical work is safe and compliant, the safety audit data informs Energy Safe Victoria of the current state of industry’s knowledge of the various electrical Standards it is required to comply with. This data is used to identify key areas for education and/or refresher education of the trade.
If your property has been selected for audit
The auditor visiting your property is engaged by Energy Safe Victoria to conduct an audit of electrical installation work described on the Certificate of Electrical Safety provided by your Registered Electrical Contractor or Licensed Electrician.
Every Certificate of Electrical Safety auditor must carry a personal identification card, which will be visible and available for you to view on request.
Electrical safety audits are an important service provided by Energy Safe Victoria to the community.
This service is free and optional. You may ask the auditor to leave at any time.
Should the auditor find the electrical installation work to be non-compliant, the Registered Electrical Contractor or Licensed Electrician is notified by the auditor and the Registered Electrical Contractor or Licensed Electrician is required to return to site to rectify any notified non-compliances at no cost to you.
All COES auditors are employed/engaged by one or more of the following companies:
Electrical Compliance Victoria:
Electrical Inspection and Assessment
COES audit brochure
Download the Certificates of Electrical Safety audit brochure here:
Date: 07/12/2023 13:08
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Reviewed 28 January 2023