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The Certificates of Electrical Safety (COES) system explained 2017 published

Tuesday 17 October 2017 5:58pm
ESV has produced and published The Certificates of Electrical Safety (COES) system explained 2017 handbook, aimed at assisting the electrical industry in understanding the requirements for purchasing, lodging and issuing COES as specified by the Electricity Safety Act and the Electricity Safety (Installations) Regulations. To download your copy of the COES system explained 2017, click hereExternal Link . For a brief outline of time frames for the lodgement of the different types of certificates (prescribed and non-prescribed) and frequently asked questions, see A practical guide to using COESExternal Link . For more information on COES, click hereExternal Link .

Contact our COES team

For information and advice about COES please email us directly at or call 03 9203 9700 and select option 3.
The Electricity Safety Act 1998External Link and Electricity Safety (Installations) Regulations 2009External Link require a Certificate of Electrical Safety (COES) to be issued for all electrical installation work.
Failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence and licensed workers who do so may be subject to disciplinary action which could result in the suspension or cancellation of their licence.

Reviewed 18 January 2023

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