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The ECA has been a driving-force in the electrical engineering and building services industry since its formation in 1901. Today, many organisations that are involved in improving industry standards and embracing positive change are the direct result of ECA involvement or alternatively engage with the ECA on an ongoing basis. 

  • The BlueSky Pension Trustee Company (previously known as the JIB Trustee Company) was set up collectively by the ECA and Unite -  Electrical Trade Union in 1988  to  provide an Industry Defined Contribution Pension Scheme   and has since grown into  a multiple employer Master Trust.

    Today, Trading under the name BlueSky Pensions UK Ltd, the company has extended its delivery to provide a range of workplace pension services to any employer, trustee or consultant in the UK and is regarded as the preferred pension supplier to the electrical industry. Clients include members of ECA, Joint Industry Board (JIB &SJIB), Highway Electrical Association (HEA) and SELECT. In recent years the established customer base has expanded to a wider audience which includes organisations such as the National Tyre Distribution Association and the British Hospitality Association.

  • Certsure Ltd,  is an LLP that is jointly owned by the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and Electrical Safety First (ESF). It is dedicated to providing certification and a number of additional professional services to a wide range of customer groups across the building services sector. The products and services offered by Certsure are primarily delivered through the NICEIC and ELECSA brands.

  • ECIS administers employee benefit products for leading industry bodies, including ECA, SELECT (the Scottish Electrical Contractors' Association) and the Joint Industry Board (JIB). Over 16,000 individuals and their families in the construction sector currently have employee benefits, including private medical insurance, life assurance, sick pay, personal accident and death in service cover arranged through ECIS. More information can be found here.

  • ECS is the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme - it's the sole ID and competence card scheme for electrotechnical operatives in the UK and it's recognised and endorsed by the industry.

    Holding an ECS card proves qualification status, main electrical occupation, identity, your health and safety awareness, as well as any additional work disciplines.

    The ECS is a partner of CSCS and covers not just core electrotechnical occupations, but specialised industries such as building controls, data communications, highway electrical and fire & security.

  • ELECSA is a leading UK voluntary regulatory Part P certification scheme. The brand which is managed by Certsure, a company collectively owned by the ECA and ESF, allows contractors to self certify notifiable electrical work in dwellings.

  • The FSA is the leading trade association dedicated to companies who design, install commission, maintain and monitor electronic fire, emergency and security system. As a specialist group of the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) and working in partnership with SELECT, the Scottish electro-technical trade association, the FSA is uniquely positioned to improve industry standards and enhance and develop members' businesses.

  • Information Communication & Controls Technologies (ICCT) is an industry committee that has been established by the ECA that allows its members to be kept up to date with technological developments across design, installation, inspection, testing and commissioning of projects across electrical and electrotechnical industry.

    More information about the ICCT and how to get involved is available here [link]

  • The JIB is an impartial organisation that sets the standards for employment, welfare, grading and apprentice training in the electrical contracting industry. Their work is targeted at improving the industry, its status and productivity. The JIB is also the organisation that issues cards for the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) which is held by over 99,000 electrical professionals.  


  • In 1990, the Electrical Contractors’ Association and the Union Unite came together to form JTL – a new organisation to manage training in the electrical sector. Ten years later, JTL became a charity offering a number of services, which include Advanced Apprenticeships, Training Courses and NVQ Assessments, within the building services sector

  • NICEIC is the UK’s leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry. The brand which is managed by Certsure, a company collectively owned by the ECA and ESF, has been assessing electrical competence of electricians for over 60 years and currently maintains a roll of over 26,000 registered contractors.

  • The ECA is a leading member of the Specialist Contractor’s Group (SEC Group). SEC Group plays an active representational role across a range of commercial areas, such as prompt and fair payment.  In addition to engaging with the UK Government, public sector and key stakeholders, is also active in the devolved nations.

  • The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) is a not-for-profit skills partnership created by the ECA, the Joint Industry Board (JIB), SELECT, the Scottish Joint Industry Board ((SJIB) and Unite the Union. TESP works closely with industry partners to help shape and develop the skills agenda for the electrotechnical industry. These include National Electrotechnical Training (NET), JTL, Summit Skills and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).   

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