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NECA Welcomes Ceiling Space Safety Campaign

NECA was proud to be involved in the launch of the Queensland safety in ceiling spaces campaign presented today by the Attorney General. This campaign was formulated by the Queensland Electrical Safety Board where NECA is represented by Mick Logan. It is a great initiative to reduce the risks associated with working in ceiling spaces with electricity as seen in the current Royal Commission... MORE

NECA calls for industry participation on Draft Standards

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) is calling for industry participation and input upon a range of draft standards that are now open for public comment through Standards Australia.

Standards Australia is the country’s peak, non-government standards organisation that leads and promotes a comprehensive standards development process for products and services,... MORE

Combining forces to create a 6 Star Green Star building

Local Australian company mySmartCTI delivered an iconic Sydney project; the ANZ Tower, using KNX. The project went on to be awarded the highest possible 6 Star Green Star – Office Design v2 rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.

mySmartCTI delivered a flexible open-place office that was energy efficient using KNX control with the lighting ballasts on DALI networks. By using... MORE

Management changes at NECA Victoria and 370 Degrees Group Ltd

After 15 years with NECA as the Victoria Chapter Executive Director, Philip Green will be moving into a new role as Chief Executive Officer of 370 Degrees Group Ltd – a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NECA Group.

Kevin McCosh – the current Deputy Executive Director Victoria, will take over from Philip as Executive Director of the Victoria Chapter.

In making this announcement NECA... MORE

89% of electrical contractors put safety before price

A year on the national initiative between Voltimum – an electrical industry information hub, and NECA – the industry’s peak body, to stamp out non-compliant products is demonstrating its true value.  The awareness of the dangers of using non-compliant products has jumped from 28% to 89% in just a year.  And what’s more, the awareness of there being a new regulator to manage the investigation... MORE

NECA supports the recent appointment of a taskforce to address the in situ Infinity cable issue

NECA welcomes the decision of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to establish a taskforce – including state electrical safety regulators, to determine how best to resolve the issue of any proposed removal of in situ Infinity branded cable.

“Safety is, and always has been, NECA’s concern in this situation,” says NECA CEO, Suresh Manickam. “NECA supports the ACCC... MORE

Don’t risk lives to save money on electrical work this Easter

Australians planning household repairs and maintenance during the Easter holidays are urged to leave electrical work to the professionals.

NECA CEO, Suresh Manickam, reminds homeowners that it’s not worth jeopardising the investment they have made in their home – and potentially their content and building insurance, in order to save the modest cost of having the work done properly.... MORE

2013 Annual Review

“Many people expected 2013 to be a better year.  But in many ways it was even tougher than 2012,” says Wes McKnight, NECA’s National President.

Click here to view the 2013 Annual Review

Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program

The National Electrical and Communication Associations (NECA) is pleased that the Royal Commission has today officially begun hearing evidence in Brisbane.

“NECA believes this will lead to a definitive conclusion to ensure future governments learn from this tragic mistake,” said Suresh Manickam, NECA CEO.  “We offered to help with the design of this program late in 2008, and wrote to... MORE

Literacy and numeracy are the key to success

In the electrical contracting industry good literacy and numeracy skills are essential for anyone wanting to become an electrician.  We therefore welcome the government’s commitment to raising the bar in this regard and endorse their focus on the Trades pathway for people striving for a career in our industry.

“NECA employs 2,000 apprentices directly and trains a further 8,000 people... MORE

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