Businesses and consumers alike can not afford to take risks when appointing electrical contractors. For peace of mind, ensure your electrical system is designed, installed, inspected, tested and maintained by an ECA Registered Member.
- Each Registered Member undergoes regular, rigorous technical assessments to ensure they carry out safe electrical work, installed to recognised industry standards and practice.
- Find out more about ECA Registered Members’ qualifications here.
- Registered Members work across the full range of disciplines, including mainstream or ‘power’ services; process control and automation; control panels; software engineering; system integrations; audio visual multi-media systems; building management systems; fibre optics; data and telecommunications; security and fire prevention electrical systems, including intruder alarms; closed circuit television systems; access control or door entry systems; security lighting; and fire alarms.
- To find the right Registered Member for your next project, search here.
- Subject to terms and conditions, Registered Members’ work is automatically covered by the ECA Guarantee of Work Scheme, which covers completed contracts in any calendar year up to a value of £50,000 (including VAT) and £100,000 (including VAT) for multiple contracts for the same customer.
- Find out more information about the ECA Guarantee of Work Scheme.
- Subject to terms and conditions, Registered Members are also covered by the ECA Bond. If a member’s work is terminated for a specified reason, the additional cost of completion will be met by the insurer to a maximum limit of £100,000 or 10 per cent of the contract value shown on the Bond certificate.
- Find out more information about the ECA Bond
- All Registered Members agree to abide by the ECA Code of Fair Trading, which covers a range of aspects including members’ working practices, standards of workmanship and materials, tendering and payment procedures and the settlement of disputes.
- Download the ECA Code of Fair Trading.
- Registered Members ensure that where required, their operatives carry an appropriate Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) card, the sole ID and competence card scheme for electrotechnical operatives in the UK. ECS cards enable operatives to confirm their identity, competence and qualification levels.
- More information about the ECS Card is available from the ECS website.
- Registered Members are kept updated on technical developments, changes to regulations and standards, health and safety best practice, environment issues and sustainable technologies issues.
- Find out more about the support provided to Registered Members here.
- If you have concerns as to whether a Registered Member’s work has been carried out according to relevant standards, the ECA Installation Inspection Service offers an independent survey of an electrical installation to identify where, if at all, the work fails to meet the relevant technical standards. If a Registered Member’s work fails to comply with the relevant standards, it will be put right under the ECA Guarantee of Work Scheme, subject to the limits of the Guarantee.
- Download more information about the ECA Installation Inspection Service here.
- If you have a complaint about work carried out for you by a Registered Member, a clear procedure is in place to address and resolve it as quickly and efficiently as possible.
- Learn more about the ECA’s complaints management procedure here.
To find the right Registered Member for your next project, search here.