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Guidance which introduces and explains what a Collateral Warranty means.
To provide a basis upon which members can subcontract their obligations to a mechanical or other partner.
To provide general terms when contracting business to business or when making an offer to a general contractor.
A basic series of terms and conditions that can be employed when contracting in the "domestic" consumer market.
To facilitate Inter-Member transfer of labour on a short-term basis.
The practical constituent parts of entering into a contract. A joint publication from the ECA and BESA.
Helping your customers to pay on time and the right amount, amounts to good business sense, here’s how.
This leaflet identifies issues that can be considered before ‘allowing’ your business to become a victim of either upstream or downstream insolvency.
Some pointers that anyone can do to help achieve deliver a deal that both parties can feel satisfied by.
A series of hints and tips that can be applied easily to any business in order to retain hard earned profits.
This is a checklist to ensure all the essential matters have been considered before committing to an Agreement. A joint publication with BESA.
Find out about the ECA's free online risk assessment and method statement service for Members.
A new manual is now available to Members providing guidance on the basic requirements to achieve CHAS PQQ recognition.
Produced for SMEs wanting to know the bare essential requirements to work on BIM projects
If you disagree with health and safety advice from someone who is not a regulator, complete this form
For concerns about the application of FFI, complete this form
This checklist is intended to help you, the client, to discuss the scope for further
energy saving measures with your ECA contractor*. The emphasis is on measures
that can be applied in existing commercial or public premises, including those
which may require extension or major refurbishment.
Brief and simple explanation of what LM79, LM80 abd L 70 standards actually mean and how they relate to purchasing LED Luminaires and are relevant to product guarantees.
All you need to know about how to save money through the UK governments 'feed-in-tariff' and receive payments for the electricity you generate, whether you use it yourself or feed it back into the grid.
Major energy savings can be made using these units, if used with the right application. Many
pumps and fans do not need to run at full capacity all the time. Ventilation rates in a building can be varied to suit occupancy and pumps can be controlled to limit liquid delivery such as in heating or chilled water systems.
This guide is for ECA Registered Members working with domestic and small commercial clients (e.g. in small office or retail environments). It describes how to carry out, and put forward, basic financial calculations to help illustrate the financial benefits of installing energy saving measures.
The scope of this document is to provide solar PV system designers and installers with information to ensure that a grid-connected PV system meets current UK standards and best practice recommendations. It is primarily aimed at typical grid connected systems of up to 50kWp (total combined d.c. output).
Environmental policy template for ECA members.
Van Best Practice is a significant Department for
Transport programme aimed at those who manage or drive van-based vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes. This collaboration is part of ECA’s sustainability agenda and our drive to help member companies be even more competitive.
Construction Phase Plan template (CDM 2015)
For smaller and only moderately complex jobs
Topics include: JIB Survey of Accidents at Work survey shows improved statistics; health and safety in court, occupational health; Build UK safety helmet colours; CDM and maintenance; regulations on electromagnetic fields and waves; van excellence small fleet programme; hazard waste regulations; eRAMS.
Topics include: joint ECA/BESA health and safety forums are a huge success; occupational health survey; CDM 2015 and maintenance work; Gate Safe launches free ‘visualiser’ tool and more.
Topics include: ECA and BESA working together; half of refurbishment sites failed HSE health standards; construction guidance to help protect workers from occupational disease; face masks and face fit testing; personal protective equipment; managing skin exposure at work and more.
Basic overview of INELS
with Member business logo
This certificate is only valid when accompanied with signed declarations of design (H.2), installation (H.3) and verification (H.4) certificates.
(up to 25 self contained luminaries)
This certificate is only valid when accompanied with a signed declaration of conformity certificate (I.2)
(up to 25 self contained luminaires) – Declaration of conformity
This certificate would be used typically for the one off verification/inspection of an existing emergency lighting installation and is valid only when accompanied by a signed checklist and report (K2)
This certificate would be used for the regular inspections and testing of an emergency lighting installation – typically as part of a maintenance activity or contract. The certificate would normally be accompanied by the Periodic Inspection &Test Record (M2) and if applicable, the Fault Action Record (M3)
This document will help ECA member firms to navigate through the maze of BIM terminology and acronyms and work out what BIM means.
Designed to help members identify the necessary steps to ensure they are prepared for BIM.
This application guidance seeks to clarify the correct requirements for industrial / commercial HV/LV substation earthing.
The objective of this guidance is to set out the background to European Voltage Harmonisation. The past and current situation within the UK & Europe; how this affects the selection of electrical plant and equipment and; how voltage drop criteria might be best applied.
This checklist covers some key factors to consider when carrying out a risk assessment under the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAH).
A document for the Electrical Contracting Industry, to be observed by ECA Registered Members
This application guidance is intended to provide readers with information regarding the design, selection and installation of LV switchgear and protective devices and to offer practical guidance to all, though due to the nature of the subject must make reference to other guidance documents and standards.
A joint publication with the BESA (Building Engineering Services Association).
2017-18 Review of The EEI Staff Salary Agreement
This guidance provides information relating to the design, selection and erection of cabling in the LV category as defined by, as amended, Requirements for Electrical installations, IET Wiring Regulations 17th Edition.
A joint statement from the ECA, NICEIC and ELECSA
One of the most fundamental issues concerning building safety is that of fire and fire spread, and indeed it was this topic that has paved the way for a significant part of today’s Building Regulations.
Arc Flash Risk Assessment and Arc Flash Protection, are topics of North-American (USA) origin and concern the assessment and mitigation of Arc Flash Hazard(s) to personnel working on, or in reasonably close proximity to, energised electrical plant and equipment. The topic is very much coming to the fore in the UK via manufacturers and suppliers of PPE...
Draft policy template for ECA Members.
Please note: what the policy actually says will clearly have to link to what the company aims to do.
This guidance document outlines the importance of being clean shaven when using tight-fitting RPE (Respiratory Protective Equipment).
Model Certificate for Grades B, C, D, E and F
Grade C,D,E & F systems
Provides a simple format for you to record the findings of an incident investigation and recommendations to help prevent re-occurrence.
The H&S incident report form provides a template for you to record the key information following an incident.
A summary document explaining the Reporting of Payment Practices and Reporting Regulations 2017.
A general checklist of health, safety and welfare (H&S) arrangements for the company’s home base (i.e. the central office/depot) – it does not cover the arrangements for contracting activity on other premises.
This is a general health, safety and welfare inspection checklist for a site before work starts.
Air Source Heat Pumps could provide all of home’s heating, significantly cutting your bills and reducing the amount of harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the atmosphere.
Ground source heat pumps are
powered by electricity, but for
every unit of electricity used, three to four units of heat are produced. This kind of system could
provide all of your home’s heating, significantly cutting your bills – and reducing the amount of
harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) you release into the atmosphere.
This Guidance Note highlights TT earthing system requirements, dispels any myths and gives some clear guidance to both contractors and clients.
BS7671: 2008, AMD 3 2015 revised regulation 411.3.3 now requires all socket outlet circuits not exceeding 20A to incorporate additional protection by 30mA RCD, however an exception is permitted provided a documented risk assessment is produced, justifying why RCDs are to be omitted.
Best practice advice based on one of the most frequent technical enquiries.
Many contractors, engineers and consultants find this topic to be confusing. The answer will depend on what the tray / ladder is used for.
This technical bulletin is designed to offer advice and guidance when working on and with electrical equipment of dissimilar metals that are to be connected, or joined together.
This technical bulletin addresses the questions about wiring accessory replacement and provides best practice guidance which can be applied to both commercial and domestic locations.
For use where general-use materials are to be board and/or as a basis for a negotiated contract of supply.
Floods and fires of any magnitude can have detrimental effects on any electrical installation. This bulletin provides property professionals with clear advice on recognising these potential dangers.
This is a BS 7671 certificate, that can only be used for installation work, that does not include the provision of a new circuit.
It should be noted that the ECA certificate offers the convenience of being to record details of up to three such modified circuits.
Equipment formal visual and cembined inspection and test record
This certificate can be used for members to make a formal record of what they consider to be potentially dangerous situation – thereby bringing it to the attention of the Client or the Client’s agent.
This certificate is to be used to formally record where equipment / circuit(s) have been isolated, proven dead, and suitable steps taken to prevent inadvertent re-energisation.
This document covers the ECA process for dealing with any complaints in relation to the services offered by our Members.
This guidance leaflet considers how to manage and control both income and expenditure to ensure there is sufficient short term finance available to meet short term obligations.
This guide is designed to help contractors understand the options for using a steel armouring as a protective conductor.
This user manual breaks down how to use eRAMS and its key features and provides general guidance on contractor risk assessments.
The ECA has produced a flow chart to help illustrate and outline in a simplified format the main duties under the CDM 2015 regulations.
For contractors with more than 5 employees,
This short document explains how to get started with eRAMS and its newest feature eCPP.
The Construction Act lists several events as key dates. By these dates certain activities must have occurred if a contract’s payment provisions are to be deemed adequate. A schedule of the sort required is provided here.
The trunking currently being used in electrical installations typically has an International Protection (IP) rating (otherwise known as Ingress Protection Rating) of IP3X where joints have been fabricated on site.
The following application guide is designed to give readers additional information about electric heating systems in relation to the design and build of different projects. This guide is intended to offer practical guidance to all, although due to the nature of the subject must make reference to other guidance documents and standards.
This guide outlines one way of carrying out risk assessments, for contractors and maintenance teams.
The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, requires that all employers conduct basic document checks on every person that they intend to employ. By undertaking the document checks, employers can be reassured that they are complying with their legal obligations and doing everything possible to employ only people who are allowed to work in the UK. ECA is here to help employers navigate the procedures they need to follow in these circumstances.