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Electrical contractors in SA acknowledged for achievements in 2014

One of Australia’s largest electrical contractors, Nilsen, had various constraints to work around to ensure a successful outcome for all when they took on the electrical contract for the brand new South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), an extremely intricate and complex building, not to mention a real stand out on the Adelaide skyline. 

This project was awarded... MORE

Infinity Cable Recall Resolution

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) – the peak industry body representing the interests of Australia’s electrical and communications contractors, cautiously welcomes the announcement from the ACCC of a resolution to the Infinity Cable Recall of last year.

“Whilst NECA remains concerned about the potential risk to consumers and industry reputation, given that... MORE

Officeworks USB recall another important reminder about safety

A national voluntary product recall of USB chargers by Officeworks Ltd is another important reminder about electrical safety and the dangers of using faulty and non-compliant electrical parts and products, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), Mr Suresh Manickam said today.

The recall of the affected chargers, sold at Officeworks... MORE

School Student National Awards, 2014

In order to create greater awareness amongst school students, parents and careers advisors of the enormous range of opportunities available in the electrical sector, NECA has been running this awards program for more than 10 years now.

“These Awards are designed to reward two distinct streams of students – those who are aiming for a career in engineering, and those who are already... MORE

Victoria’s best electricians and projects named at Excellence Awards

Today, the best Victorian electrical and communications contractors were recognised at the annual electrical industry Excellence Awards hosted by peak Australian industry body the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA).

Sixteen companies across eight categories received the top state award in front over 600 industry representatives including contractors, suppliers,... MORE

Top-4 Victorian Electrical Apprentices named for 2014

Four electrical apprentices – who have demonstrated consistent levels of excellence throughout their training, will be recognised by Australia’s peak electrical industry association, the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), tonight at the annual Apprentice of the Year Awards, held at Crown Melbourne.

The event – with guest speaker Paul Salmon, a former Essendon and... MORE

See what “Dave” – the electrical contractor, has to say about the dangers of installing non-compliant products!

Over the next two months NECA will be running a radio advertising campaign to highlight the importance of using a qualified electrician and only installing Australia-compliant products.

“With on-line shopping becoming more and more popular in Australia, consumers must be even more diligent about only purchasing Australia-compliant... MORE

Energy price rises highlight the need for action

A recent suggestion from an independent advisory group arguing for a radical shake up of energy pricing structures highlights the need for mandatory energy audits and Government action to assist consumers to purchase more energy efficient devices, the Chief Executive Officer of National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), Mr Suresh Manickam has said today.

The study... MORE

Non-compliant USB charger

“The dangers of using non-compliant electrical products at home have been further highlighted by the death of a Central Coast woman using a faulty USB phone charger,” said the Chief Executive Officer of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), Mr Suresh Manickam.

“We are very concerned by last week’s tragic and unwarranted death. We again appeal to all state and... MORE

Energy efficiency and sustainability

NECA has just signed up to be a Knowledge Partner in the LJHooker-led Liveability initiative

This initiative aims to help consumers find energy efficient solutions to their daily lives and NECA is proud to be associated with this initiative.

“Employing a NECA electrical contractor will always make a difference to any installation or... MORE

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