Inviting Domestic Electrical Installers to ECA Membership
Domestic electrical installations form an important and large part of the electrical contracting industry, and in many cases can be just as complex and involved as installations in commercial and industrial fields.
The ECA, as a trade association, throughout its history has recognised this, and has supported this side of the industry just as it does all sectors.
With the changes in the Building Regulations back in 2005, that brought about Approved Document P, or ‘Part P’ as it is known, the ECA was one of the first organisations to be granted a Government licence to operate a self certification scheme – thereby enabling those companies that carry out what is deemed ‘notifiable work’ within dwellings to be able self certify their work, rather than have to go through the cumbersome and costly route of employing Building Control inspectors.
The domestic certification schemes offered by NICEIC and Elecsa are recognised by ECA.
Regardless of whether self certification is required for work in dwellings, the ECA provides full support and practical hands-on advice to its members involved with domestic installations, including; Building Regulation issues, certification, notification advice, design, problem solving and diagnostics – as well as the myriad of new, and emerging technologies associated with ‘smart homes’.
All in all, far more support than a certification body alone.