As the UK’s leading trade association for electrical and electronic contractors, the ECA offers its Registered Members expert technical support and guidance.
- Technical helpline: Available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, the ECA technical helpline provides immediate, practical assistance on any query relating to the design, installation, inspection, testing and maintenance of electrical and electronic equipment and services. Our in-house experts cover all sectors and disciplines, from mainstream or ‘power’ services to technology, electronics, controls and instrumentation, from fire, security and CCTV, to hazardous areas and information technology. The team are also equipped to provide assistance with dispute resolution, helping members save valuable time and money.
- Downloadable certificates: Registered Members have access, completely free of charge, to the full range of technical certificates for electrical installation work.
- Printed and online publications: ECA’s comprehensive technical library features practical guidance on a wide range of topics, from reducing emissions through energy efficiency through to controls and instrumentation and hazardous areas. The ECA is also formal distributor for the British Standards Institute (BSI) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which means Registered Members can purchase any BSI and IET publication at a discounted price.
- Active participation: The ECA technical team are all renowned within the industry and actively contribute to the development of key industry standards and qualifications. They work closely with various industry partners, including the BSI and CENELEC to help build an efficient and sustainable industry, based on high standards of training and practice.
- Specialist support:To properly support and represent the increasing number of Registered Members that are expanding into specialist areas, the ECA has created two specialist groups:
- Fire and Security Association (FSA) provides expert advice and assistance to members that design, install, commission, maintain and monitor security and fire prevention electrical systems, including intruder alarms, closed circuit television systems, access control or door entry systems, security lighting and fire alarms.
- ITEC experts support members that design, install, inspect, test and commission projects associated with process control and automation; control panels; software engineering; system integrations; audio visual multi-media systems; building management systems; fibre optics; and data and telecommunications.