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Electrical Contractors Association: The Facts

If you are an electrician or just an average citizen, you understand that with electrical wiring and electrical equipment, you cannot afford to take chances. The risks involved with improper wiring and poor electric installation of equipment can be tremendous. The Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) understands the risks all too well and therefore provides worthwhile electricians to provide these electrical services.

Historical background

The ECA is the UKs industry-trade leader in the provision of electrical professions who can design, install, inspect and maintain electrical and electronic equipment. The ECA was founded in 1951 and has been representing contractor’s interests ever since.

The aims of the ECA

In terms of aims, the ECA has three well-defined aims which plot out its mission goals. The first aim is to provide expert support services to all its members. Its second aim is to work with partner industries and governmental bodies to build a sustainable relationship based on high standards of training and practice. This is effectively performed through adequate lobbying on key issues such as safety, electrical inspection and technological development. The third aim of the ECA is for relationships with businesses to improve and promote the use of its registered members. The ECA strives to achieve each of these goals through the use of the parent company, as well as its subsidiary companies, the Electrical Contractors Insurance Company (ECIC) which provides insurance products to meet the needs of contractors, and ELECSA, which provides electrician certification to contractors who provide electrical installations in private homes.

The Benefits Of ECA Membership

There a number of benefits from becoming an ECA member. These include access to expert technical guidance and an online library which contains up to 70 British Standards. Moreover, the ECA offers a Guarantee of Work Scheme through which your work is automatically covered for a sum not exceeding £50,000 for a single contract and £100,000 for multiple contracts for the same customer. Moreover, by being a member of the ECA, you get discounted offers on training courses. The ECA also offers private health insurance and a range of other employee benefits to its registered members, as well as all the latest electrical industry news.

How to get your membership

To register for ECA membership, you will need to fill out an inquiry form which can be found online on their website Eca.uk.com. To become a registered member, your business must conform to certain standards. These include having a turnover of over £30,000 per annum, while holding a public liability license of over £2 million. Your business also has to comply with the ECA’s rules and electrical regulations and code of fair trading. Your business should also have been undertaking electrical work for a continuous period of one year.

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