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#Project18 - Introducing major changes of BS 7671 18th Edition

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ECA Technical Helpline for Members

Engineering advice from a practical point of view.

Over 2000 Members are supported annually with technical advice.

Clarifying & resolving technical issues, plus advice on good and best practice.

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  • United on Technical Standards

    United on Technical Standards

    ECA & NICEIC - Powerful Together

    In 2012, the ECA partnered with Electrical Safety First (ESF) to create Certsure, who operate ECA Certifcation, NICEIC and ELECSA brands.

    Find out more about the certification schemes on offer and how these meet high UKAS accredited technical standards.

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  • Are you making the most of your membership?

    Are you making the most of your membership?

    Save your business thousands of pounds!

    The ECA BSI Online Library features over 80 electrical and electronic installation British Standards. 

    Hard copies of British Standards can cost up to thousands of pounds each to purchase.
    The Online Library Licence price for a yearly subscription is £100 (+ VAT).


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  • ECA Industry Awards 2018

    ECA Industry Awards 2018

    Now on its sixth year - The ECA Industry Awards, recognise top-performing organisations throughout the electrotechnical and engineering services industry.

    The 12 award categories provide opportunities for all sizes of ECA Registered Members and to winder industry.

    Entries for 2018 awards are now open

    ECA #PROJECT18 exciting new ECA campaign to raise awareness of the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations through guidance as well as representation of ECA Member businesses interest during the public consultation and beyond.


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Changes to ENA public electricity network guidance

Changes to ENA public electricity network guidance

25 Jan 2018

Members who are involved with the connection of distributed generators in parallel with the electricity network should note that changes are imminent to the relevant Energy Networks Association guidance.

Guide to preventing false Hold-up Alarms

Guide to preventing false Hold-up Alarms

15 Nov 2017

The Fire and Security Association (FSA) has contributed to a guide which aims to help the installers of Hold-Up Alarm (HUA) systems to reduce the number of false alarms.

Recording now available: FSA webinar on key changes to BS 5839-1:2017

Recording now available: FSA webinar on key changes to BS 5839-1:2017

02 Nov 2017

In partnership with Voltimum, ECA delivered a one-hour CPD certified webinar on 25 October.