Certsure, ECA and ESF propose to simplify who is deemed competent

Certsure, ECA and Electrical Safety First (ESF) have worked together to develop plans to raise standards across the industry. The trio are the driving force behind proposals to change the ways competence within the industry is measured. While the electrotechnical industry prides itself on a robust approach to competence and safety, and indeed
has an excellent safety record, there is always more that can be done. Driving up standards of electrotechnical work is a fundamental objective if the sector is to thrive in the years ahead.

ECA launches updated building services survey

Thousands of building services contractors are being urged to complete the new and improved Building Engineering Business Survey, launched today by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) with the support of the Scolmore Group.
The survey, which is targeted at the ECA’s almost 3,000 members operating across the building services, electrical and electrotechnical sectors, aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the prevailing business environment across the industry, and to show market trends.

ECA warns of a drop in electrical safety standards in the workplace

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) warns that poor interpretation of HSE guidance on Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) could result in a drop in electrical safety standards in the workplace. Misinterpretation of the new guidelines could lead some businesses to underestimate the risk of electrical fault, shock and fire, or lose sight of the need for ongoing electrical inspection and maintenance.