Oral agreements for building and related work a “minefield of risk”

Oral agreements for electrical installation work are theoretically legal but frequently cause enormous problems, says Uwe Putlitz, CEO of the Joint Building Contracts Committee (JBCC). He says an oral agreement between an employer and an electrical contractor to undertake work based on discussions between the two parties – perhaps a drawing and/or a job description […]

Earthing and bonding courses

Three earthing and bonding courses will be presented at the ECA’s Meadowdale offices in July, August and September this year. The two-day course has been specifically designed for registered electrical contractors who want to deliver a more comprehensive service to clients and for electricians who would like to improve their knowledge and understanding of earthing […]

How foreign persons obtain Wireman’s Licences in South Africa

In the tough times such as these, people from other countries are coming to South Africa to find a better life. This has become evident from the many enquiries from foreigners who wish to make application with the Department of Labour (DoL) to become registered persons. Registration criteria The DoL has set out the registration […]

How to tell which training providers are legitimate – and other FAQs

Lucas Bowles, regional director, East/South Cape, regularly compiles a list of frequently asked questions from the region’s members. The Regional Executive Committee then meets to compile the answers to these questions, and these are presented at members’ meetings. The questions asked by members in the East/South Cape are also asked by members countrywide and these […]

eCoC now available to members

The ECA(SA)’s new electronic CoC is up and running. Exclusive to ECA members, this is a valuable aid designed to help members to save time and to make their lives simpler. The electronic CoC does away with laborious, repetitive writing of the same information, the uncertainty of what goes where and the search for numbers […]