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Media Release NECA calls on Attorney-General to introduce moratorium on Liquidated Damages provisions.

2nd April 2020

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) is urging The Hon. Christian Porter, MP to urgently introduce a moratorium on ‘Liquidated Damages’ provisions within construction contracts to help prevent a potentially catastrophic impact to Australia’s building and construction sector as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

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A Safe Building Sector Critical for Tasmania

31st March 2020

 "A Safe Building Sector Critical for Tasmania," says Elise Archer, Minister for Building and Construction.

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Latest developments with FPAS

31st March 2020

The Fire Protection Association Australia have taken the NSW Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme on board as their own.

Why did this happen?
Long story short, the NSW Government needed to act on the building industry failures over the past 30 years regarding Opal and Mascot towers, but this is only a couple of... MORE

NSW COVID-19 - 23 March 2020

23rd March 2020

Essential Services/Gatherings

The NSW Government has deemed construction sites as places where essential gatherings can take place. This means construction sites are not and should not close and work should continue, unless there is specific guidance... MORE

NECA NSW and ETU NSW Branch collaborate to keep sites open, support jobs and businesses

19th March 2020

The National Electrical and Communications Association NSW and Electrical Trade Union NSW Branch today announced they would be working together to keep worksites open while it is safe to do so, and to support electrical industry jobs and businesses in the current COVID... MORE

Updated Electrical Safety Codes in Queensland

16th March 2020

The Electrical Safety Office has updated three of their existing codes of practice, effective from 2 January 2020.

  • Electrical Safety Code of Practice 2020 – Electrical Equipment Rural Industry.
  • Electrical Safety Code of Practice 2020 – Working Near Overhead and Underground Electric Lines.
  • Electrical Safety Code of Practice 2020 – Works.

 

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Cabling and electrical product supply chains are robust and it is business as usual

16th March 2020

NECA is aware some members have had challenges sourcing electrical cable in recent weeks.

We have been engaging manufacturers as a priority and following discussions with the main cabling manufacturers, we understand there is enough cable in Australia to meet your local needs. There are currently no supply issues and there is sufficient inventory.

A major manufacturer had a brief... MORE

FPAS and FPAA

16th March 2020

The FPAS (Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme) requires all individuals of companies who carry out fire related work for the purpose of AFSS (Annual Fire Safety Statement) and Fire Design to be registered with the FPAA (Fire Protection Association Australia).

The cost of an individual registration is approximately $1000 for the AFSS.

You don’t have to be registered if you are... MORE

Current Global Outbreak of Coronavirus - What you need to know

16th March 2020

We refer to the current global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). The outbreak has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organisation. The purpose of this correspondence is to provide you with some brief management techniques.

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Managing COVID-19 in the workplace

9th March 2020

As most of our members would be aware, there is a current global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). The outbreak has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organisation. 

COVID-19 is spread from someone with COVID-19 coming into close contact with another person... MORE

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