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We ask you to raise retentions with your local MP…

We ask you to raise retentions with your local MP…

21 Feb 2018

The ‘retentions in trust’ Bill launched by Peter Aldous MP last month is set for a second reading in the House of Commons on Friday 27 April. ECA and partner bodies, notably the BESA, have been actively supporting the Bill from the outset.

Carillion M&E apprentices looking for new industry opportunities

Carillion M&E apprentices looking for new industry opportunities

21 Feb 2018

Many ECA members will be aware that one of the consequences of the Carillion liquidation has been the release of around 1,400 apprentices part way through their training. While the number of mechanical and electrical (M&E) apprentices affected has been comparatively small, JTL has been working hard to place them with new employers.

False dismissal reason is breach of trust and confidence

False dismissal reason is breach of trust and confidence

21 Feb 2018

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the implied term of trust and confidence may be breached if an employer misleads an employee about the reason for their dismissal.

Free CHAS manuals now available to members

Free CHAS manuals now available to members

21 Feb 2018

If you want to achieve CHAS prequalification recognition or are renewing your CHAS certificate, ECA has developed two manuals and various templates and forms that can help you. In addition, you can get your first CHAS assessment for free, via the ECA.

‘Stop. Make a Change’ safety initiative set for April

‘Stop. Make a Change’ safety initiative set for April

21 Feb 2018

The ‘Stop. Make a Change’ initiative will run for two weeks, from 16 to 27 April 2018. It aims to raise awareness of health, safety and wellbeing in UK construction, and it will focus on: • Mental health; and • Plant safety

ECA guidance on data protection rules

ECA guidance on data protection rules

07 Feb 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. Regular readers of The Source will know that it will have some impact on all ECA members, and we have produced a ‘ten point’ route map .

New ISO 45001 standard will replace BS OHSAS I8001

New ISO 45001 standard will replace BS OHSAS I8001

07 Feb 2018

The new ISO 45001 Standard will be available to purchase directly from BSI (the British Standards Institute).

ENA consultation on electricity connection requests

ENA consultation on electricity connection requests

07 Feb 2018

e Energy Networks Association (ENA) has issued consultation which seeks views on proposals for the changes a customer can make to a project after a connection request has been made