ESVConnect – COES
COES and licensing services on ESVConnect
COES purchase and lodgement processes are now completed in ESVConnect, along with all licensing and registration and the registration of cathodic protection systems (CPS).
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.
- Introducing ESVConnect – This video describes the functionality of ESVConnect and how it will improve interaction with COES and Licensing services.
- Purchase Certificates
- Complete Certificate of Compliance
- Complete Certificate of Inspection
- Distribute Certificates
ESVConnect has inbuilt help functions to assist you with the new processes.
- Take a tour – click through help screens demonstrating the main functions of the system.
- ‘Help’ text – on each screen to assist users via step-by-step guidance.
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 (General) Regulations 2019.
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.
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.
Need more support?
For advice and information about COES or using ESVConnect for COES, contact our COES team in the following ways: