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"My customers have total confidence in our company because our work is guaranteed by the ECA"

David Lewis, MD, Chancery Contracts Ltd

Key Services & Benefits

What does my business get if we join the ECA?

By becoming a Member of the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) your business doesn't just become recognised as offering the highest levels of quality and service, it also gets access to a host of preferential services and benefits.

We are constantly improving  and evolving what we provide to our members, so make sure you come back and check regularly. 

  • The ECA has partnered with the Joint Industry Board (JIB) to offer Qualified Supervisors (QS) employed by ECA member businesses, the opportunity to apply for an ECS Gold Card. This route uses a QS’s long term experience and technical assessment history to demonstrate their eligibility to apply

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  • Member businesses can empower employees from across their organisation to access a host of restricted member materials and information on the ECA website. This includes technical, health & safety, employee relations services, commercial and contracts such as; policy templates, technical and business guidance and information, as well as as exclusive 'member-only' website content.

    The Nominated Representative is able to sign-up as many individuals as required to give access to the resources available.

  • ECA Registered Members have extensive access to a range of British and European standards for just £100 (plus VAT) - an annual saving of up to £18k for your organisation.

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  • Customers, - whether commercial and domestic- need managing differently.

    ECA Members can access advice and support on techniques to respond to these challenges on a day-to-day basis. Our Commercial & Contracts department also offers advice and support on all areas relating to the ECA Guarantee, Bond and Warranty.

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  • Clients and hiring firms know ECA members are fully technically assessed, financially robust, reliable and work to the highest possible health and safety standards.

    See our membership criteria section

  • In today’s world, it is essential that employers have access to reliable information on employment issues and employment law.  The ECA Employee Relations team is here to provide that help and advice for members companies. This advice is typically charged at over £115 an hour* by consultants.

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    *Subject to terms and conditions.

  • eRAms is the ECA's industry leading online risk assessment and method statement service. The service is completely free for ECA Members and very competitively priced for other businesses in the industry.

    eRAMS has been designed with contractors in mind, and it can be used for most building services activities, not just electrical work.

    And now with the new eCPP...Contractors can create Construction Phase Plans using a new, flexible and concise electronic template, which can save you up to £375 per year!

  • ECA members benefit from unrivalled technical support across the across the full range of electrotechnical disciplines, including electrical, fire security, high voltage, energy solutions, data communications, buildings controls, and audio visual. This advice is typically charged at over £90 per hour* by consultants. They also have access to an online completion certificate system as well as numerous detailed Application Guides and summarised Guidance notes.  

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    *Subject to terms and conditions.

  • Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme

    Many contractors have found that they have had to be assessed by numerous pre-qualification health and safety schemes to be eligible to tender for various contracts. Our aim is to help to reduce this number significantly and as a result the ECA is able to offer a FREE CHAS assessment for new members.

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    Terms & Conditions apply and are subject to change.

  • ECA Registered Members are entitled to free membership of the Joint Industry Board (JIB) for the electrical contracting industry. The benefits of joining the JIB complement the services provided by the ECA and help you to protect your most valuable asset - your employees.

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  • Late payment and payments disputes are a major issue within the building services and relaetd sector. With ECA membership you will find out about how contracts should be constructed, to accommodate the Construction Act’s payment regimes. You will also be able to deploy the ECA’s model forms of contract, provided with membership, plus a whole lot more.

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  • The ECA offers extensive information and advice across the broad range of health and safety issues encountered by member companies.

    This includes a free specialist health and safety advice line, web-based information, presentations, and practical tools such as eRAMS. The ECA is also a leading voice on health and safety with the Government and the HSE, and key stakeholders such clients and main contractors. This advice is typically charged at over £115 an hour* by consultants. 

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    *Subject to terms and conditions.

  • With our email preference entre, employees of Member businesses can select the content that they want to receive. 

  • The ECA has established numerous preferential agreements for our Member businesses and organisations. 

    Many of our members generate excessive savings through these providers, which essentially results in their ECA Membership 'paying for itself'.

    Click here to see the latest deals available

  • ECA Members are able to benefit from a group private medical facility and other employee benefits through EC Insurance Services. The products have been designed with ECA Members in mind. For further information visit www.ecins.co.uk or contact the ECIS Team at ecis@ecinsurance.co.uk. Terms, conditions and premiums apply.

  • The BlueSky Pension Scheme (TBPS) is a multiple employer MasterTrust. Any employer can join this Trust Based 'Auto Enrolment' Qualifying Workplace pension scheme.

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  • Throughout the year, there are many CPD and networking events at national and regional levels (across our 12 regions). ECA offers a range of networking opportunities, conferences, indsutry forums and social events - helping you to maximise your business network.

    The ECA is active in a number of regions across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each ECA region is able to support the needs of existing and prospective member businesses across the electrical, electrotechnical sector and building services.

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  • The ECA ensures that the voice of our members is heard by politicians, civil servants, clients and other decision-makers. The ECA represents members interests through our active role in industry bodies such as the CBI and Build UK, and our strong connections with key figures in Westminster and beyond. The ECA also collaborates with bodies such as the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)SEC Group and Build UK to raise key issues affecting our members.

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  • If your business or organisation joins the ECA then it will automatically receive coverage for the work that it completes. There are THREE separate types of coverage that will ensure that your client or customer is confident that their work you are doing is covered by your industry trade association. 

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    *Subject to terms and conditions

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