ECA Certification Scheme
This is a UKAS accredited, full scope BS7671 technical assessment scheme. It is available to existing ECA Members or those wishing to join that do not hold a current assessment from a recognised technical certification scheme.
ECA’s Certification Scheme is the only scheme within the sector operating a risk based approach to manage the frequency of assessments. This is determined by the level of quality and technical excellence demonstrated by members during their previous assessment, with the longest period between assessments being 3 years. The assessment ensures safe electrical work is carried out, installed to recognised industry standards and practice. On successful completion, a technical certificate confirming requirements of the scheme have been met is sent to the contractor.
In November 2012, the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) joined forces with the sector charity, Electrical Safety First (ESF) to create Certsure. For industrial and commercial work, Certsure delivers the ECA Certification Scheme and the NICEIC Approved Contractor Scheme. Certsure applies the same high technical standards across both schemes using the benchmark of the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification (EAS) maintained and published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
That means that those specifying electrical and electrotechnical work can have confidence in the technical ability of businesses assessed via these schemes.
For ECA Members who are certificated via this scheme only, an assessment fee of £157.50 (+VAT) per annum is added to their annual ECA subscription notice. This means these members benefit from not having to pay one-off sums for assessment.
As a Member of the ECA you can also access free, downloadable, editable certificates such as Electrical Installation Condition Reports and Minor Works Certificates.
For further information about the ECA Certification Scheme contact your ECA Regional Manager.