NECA NSW is part of a unique initiative to stamp out non-compliant products in the electrical industry.
The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) and Voltimum launched the ‘Does it comply?’ initiative this week at the offices of Standards Australia in Sydney’s CBD.
NECA’s National Chairman Wes McKnight was the first person to sign the pledge at the event, which was attended by 40 senior executives from the electrical and communications industry.
According to Wes McKnight, there is no place for non-compliant products in any area of the industry. He explains that electrical contractors that knowingly purchase and install non-compliant goods are putting their customers and their business at risk.
With new regulations coming into effect, contractors need to understand the consequences of their actions as this behaviour will no longer be tolerated.
Colin Blair - Standards Australia CEO, opened the proceedings, James Tinslay – NECA CEO welcomed the guests, and Kim Craig – Voltimum Australia Chairman, previewed the website. Neil Fraser – Energy Safe Victoria Executive Manager updated guests on the progress being made by the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS).
The next step in this process is to get contractors in the electrical and communications industry to ‘sign the pledge’. Contractors can do this by watching a webinar on the ‘Does it Comply?’ website and then testing their knowledge with 10 simple questions.