Registering with Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa

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Registering with Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa

Requirements to register with the Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa ECA (SA)
The Electrical Contractors’ Association of South Africa ECA (SA) is a charitable organization with the emphasis to serve the industry and only generate resources to sustain it.

It is a registered employer body registered in terms of the Labour Relations Act. Instituted in 1950, the ECA (SA) embodies members and their interests in the labour Relations sector and in the technical and regulatory mechanisms governing the Electrical Industry.

The membership of the ECA includes roughly 3000 electrical contractors, manufacturers and distributors of electrical components and equipment.

The membership is made of over 50% of employers in the industry that in turn employs over 70% of the industries employees. With offices in the key centres throughout South Africa, the ECA is well positioned to offer a wide variety of vital services designed to assist contractors and allow them to offer their clients work that is guaranteed, competitive, professional and safe.

ECA provides constant advisory and support services on matters such as technical, labour relations, legal, contractual and marketing. Additionally, the ECA offers a wide range of training products for electricians, learners and contractors.

In order to become a member of the Electrical Contractors’ Association of South Africa ECA (SA) the following is required:

  •  A copy of your wireman’s licence
  • Department of Labour – Registration as Electrical Contractor Certificate
  • Company registration documents
  • Proof of Registration with the National Bargaining Council of the Electrical Industry
  • If you have no personnel working with/for you an Affidavit is required

The ECA (SA) represents the interests of electrical contractors at many government and industry bodies, providing input from its members and receiving all of the latest developments first-hand.

Once registered with ECA (SA) the company gets ‘Guarantee of Work’ whereby contracts up to R10 000 are guaranteed to be rectified by the member responsible for defective work.
The ‘Guarantee or Work’ applies to all electrical installation work undertaken by member firms, but does not apply to contracts which are already regulated by standard forms of contract or subcontract which already provide for rectifying defects.

The ‘Guarantee or Work’ applies to all electrical installation work undertaken by member firms, but does not apply to contracts which are already regulated by standard forms of contract or subcontract which already provide for rectifying defects.

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