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 . 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 . For more information on COES, click .
Contact our COES teamFor information and advice about COES please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 9203 9700 and select option 3.
The Electricity Safety Act and Electricity Safety (Installations) Regulations 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