Category: Randburg

Electric Fence Repairs Randpark Ridge in Randburg

We recently had a client in Dale Lace avenue, Randpark Ridge, Randburg, that contacted www.MrFence.co.za. He had sold his property and needed the electric fence to be repaired. He also required a certificate of compliance (COC) for the electric fence. (A COC for the electric fence must be presented each time a house / building is sold in order  to complete the transfer of the property.)
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We dispatched one of our electric fence teams to assess the fence and repairs.

Electric Fence Randpark Ridge Assessment

When we inspect an electric fence we look at three things:
  1. Is the electric fence energizer working properly?
  2. Is the fence working properly?
  3. Does the fence comply with electric fence laws?
  During the inspection our team found the following:
  • The fence energizer was broken and needed to be replaced. In most cases it is more cost effective to replace rather than repair an electric fence energizer.
  • There were no earth spikes between the energizer and the fence and also no earth spikes at 30 meter intervals along the fence. This is a problem because earth spikes are needed to complete the electric circuit of the fence. Without earth spikes placed at regular intervals the fence cannot operate properly.
  • The HT cable between the energizer and the fence needed replacing in order to accommodate the earth spikes.
  • The HT Cable was not housed inside conduit. Cables must be in a conduit so that they do not get damaged.
  • There were no warning signs on the fence. These are required by electric fence laws in order to prevent people from accidentally being shocked by the fence.
  • There was no lightning protection unit on the fence by the energizer. This is required by law.
  After inspecting and assessing the client’s fence we followed our usual procedure :
  • We quoted the client on the work required.
  • The client accepted the quote.
  • The client paid his deposit
  • We scheduled the work, purchased any necessary items and completed the repairs and compliance requirements.
  • We arranged the certificate of compliance and emailed and delivered it to the client.