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The ECA offers extensive information and advice across the broad range of health and safety issues encountered by Members. This includes a free specialist advice line, web-based information, presentations, and practical tools such as eRAMS. The ECA is also a leading voice on health and safety with Government, the HSE, and key stakeholders such clients and main contractors.

 

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  • FREE Best Practice, Guidance & Templates

    FREE Best Practice, Guidance & Templates

    The following includes useful guides and templates for members, covering topics such as health and safety policy and health surveillance.  

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  • FREE first time CHAS Assessment*

    FREE first time CHAS Assessment*

    As part of the ECA's aim of increasing the number of members who meet ‘Safety Schemes in Procurement’ (core) health and safety criteria, free first time assessment is available to ECA members.

    *Terms & Conditions apply

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  • Preferential Rates with Construction Line

    Preferential Rates with Construction Line

    ECA has negotiated a preferential rate for Registered Members who join Constructionline. 

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  • FREE Costas Health & Safety Advice

    FREE Costas Health & Safety Advice

    ECA members have access to free, competent health and safety advice - by either phone or email - and exclusive preferential access to an on-site health and safety service.

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  • Simplify your risk assessment

    Simplify your risk assessment

    eRAMS is ECA's industry leading online risk assessment and method statement service. The service is completely free for ECA members and allows users to createamendstore and print general activity based RAMS.

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HSE initiative to focus on respiratory hazards

HSE initiative to focus on respiratory hazards

03 Oct 2018

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be carrying out its latest construction inspection initiative throughout October 2018, focusing on the measures in place to protect workers from occupational lung disease caused by asbestos, silicosis, wood dust and other hazards.

World’s first global health and safety management standard published

World’s first global health and safety management standard published

14 Mar 2018

The new ISO 45001 Health and Safety Standard has been published. It is intended to be used by small as well as large organisations, to improve their occupational health and safety performance. It will replace OHSAS18001.

Major update for industry prequal standard

Major update for industry prequal standard

07 Dec 2017

PAS 91 overhauled to reduce unnecessary red tape for contractors

Company fined for serious safety breaches

Company fined for serious safety breaches

30 Nov 2017

A company undertaking excavation work has been fined for safety breaches, when a worker was burned after striking underground electrical cables.

First ECS Registered Electrician cards issued

First ECS Registered Electrician cards issued

15 Nov 2017

Two prominent members of the electrotechnical industry are among the first to sign up for the new ECS Registered Electrician status.

New initiative aims for occupational health step change

New initiative aims for occupational health step change

08 Nov 2017

Occupational health of around 12,000 electrical operatives to be safeguarded

Progress on international health and safety standard

Progress on international health and safety standard

04 Oct 2017

Earlier this year, the second international draft of the Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard ISO 45001 received an 88 per cent approval from international standards bodies

Free workshop on ECA’s SSIP proposal and the Wiring Regulations 18th edition

Free workshop on ECA’s SSIP proposal and the Wiring Regulations 18th edition

12 Jan 2017

The ECA would like to invite you to take part in an important workshop which will help shape its new SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) proposal. There will also be a free presentation about the forthcoming Wiring Regulations 18th Edition during the day.

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