ECA and ESC form partnership

Paul McNaughton (ECA) and Charles Tanswell (ESC) sign the joint venture agreement to create the Electrical Safety Register
The Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) have announced the creation of the Electrical Safety Register.

The register will form a definitive database of NICEIC and ELECSA registered contractors, as well as ECA members.

Also, from April 01, NICEIC and ELECSA will be operated by a new organisation called Certsure in a move which should give the industry a stronger voice to government and other stakeholders. Certsure has pledged to provide excellent customer service and promote its contractors in the marketplace.

“With this partnership, the benefits to the consumer and electrician are significant,” said Charles Tanswell, chair of the ESC.

“In particular, for the consumer it means more can be done to raise awareness of the benefits of using registered electricians and we’re delighted that this partnership ensures solid industry support for the charity and its work.”  

Paul McNaughton, president of the ECA, added:  “This partnership marks a new beginning for the electrical contracting industry. There is strength in unity and this alliance unites the key electrical industry players: The sector trade association, the electrical consumer charity and the leading certification body, while providing clarity to the consumer and a consolidated voice to government on common issues.” 

“We will act as the sole registration, certification and assessment body for not only NICEIC’s current customer base, but for those under the ELECSA and ECA brands too,” said Emma Clancy, ceo of Certsure.

“Over time significant cost and commercial benefits will be available to those electrical contractors registered with ELECSA and NICEIC, thanks to this partnership and we will be communicating with all our customers about the joint venture.”

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