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ESVConnect – COES

From June 2019, ESVConnect will change the way you purchase and manage Certificates of Electrical Safety and manage inspections of electrical installation work.

Watch our Introducing ESVConnect video.

A new system – new capability

LEWs and RECs can purchase Prescribed and/or Non-Prescribed certificates, manage electrical installation certifications and review and download completed certificates.

Licensed electrical inspectors and inspection companies (ICs) can manage electrical inspections, including allocate inspection requests to LEI’s on their workers list.

In ESVConnect users can amend certificate details before final certification and generation of the COES, accordingly, ESV will no longer amend completed and certified certificates.

ESVConnect has inbuilt help – a link to our “Introducing ESVConnect” video, a ‘Take a tour’ button to click through help screens about the main functions of the system and ‘Help’ text on each screen to to assist users step through and understand these new processes.



ESV has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions around COES on ESVConnect here, including how to login for the first time.


Electrical installation compliance

In describing the installation work completed, on the Certificate of Compliance, electrical workers are making a legal statement and a safety proposition to their client. The statement describes compliance with the Electricity Safety Act 1998 and the Electricity Safety (Installations) Regulations 2009.

Non-prescribed work

In the case of non-prescribed installation work, the legal statement and safety proposition is made by the licensed electrical worker certifying the work, and the Certificate of Compliance is registered with ESV as a Certificate of Electrical Safety. Auditing of this work identifies if the work complies or not.

Prescribed work

For prescribed installation work, an independent electrical inspector conducts tests, and reviews the electrical installation work for technical compliance. The inspector also assesses whether the installation is safe for connection to electricity supply. The outcome is documented as the Certificate of Inspection, and can be compliant or non-compliant.

The Certificate of Compliance and Certificate of Inspection together, are registered by ESV as a Certificate of Electrical Safety, which forms the record of electrical installation work completed at an address.


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COES team

For advice and information about COES or using ESVConnect for COES, contact our COES team in the following ways: