Electrical Contractors’ Association



BESA and ECA update COVID-19 site safety guides

Engineering services bodies BESA and ECA have released a joint sector guide on work-related travel and updated their guides on working in close proximity and in areas of increased risk of transfer of COVID-19, such as healthcare settings.

Published 2 June 2020

Engineering services bodies issue coronavirus site safety guides

Leading engineering services sector bodies BESA and ECA have jointly developed two new guides to help contractors to manage coronavirus-related issues on site.

Published 1 May 2020

BESA calls for help with site safety guidance

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) are spearheading work to produce site safety guidance for the mechanical and electrical (M&E) sector and is calling for industry feedback.

Published 22 April 2020

More than 90% of engineering services firms fear impact of coronavirus

Initial responses to a major new engineering services survey have revealed that more than nine in ten businesses (93%) say they are ‘concerned or very concerned’ about the impact of coronavirus on their business over the next six months.

Published 20 March 2020

Industry bodies launch coronavirus impact survey

Given the developing situation regarding coronavirus, BESA, ECA and SELECT have launched a joint engineering services industry survey.

Published 17 March 2020

Survey: Almost four in 10 SMEs suffer mental health problems due to pay issues

A new survey commissioned by engineering services bodies BESA and ECA has found that almost four in 10 small and medium-sized businesses (37%) across all industry sectors are encountering mental health issues among staff due to unfair payment practices.

Published 2 March 2020

Building sector responds to General Election result

Trade bodies from across the construction sector have been reacting to the Conservatives winning an overall majority after yesterday’s UK General Election.

Published 13 December 2019

Industry-wide survey shows ‘devastating’ impact of unfair payment

Nearly half of small business owners and managing directors had to stop their own pay due to the impact of unfair payment practices by their buyers, according to new survey findings from engineering services trade bodies ECA and BESA.

Published 28 November 2019

Survey shows wide-ranging mental health impact of late and unfair payment

Nine out of ten construction business owners suffer mental health issues due to the pressures of late or unfair payment, a new survey has revealed.

Published 8 November 2019

Construction bodies lobby Treasury over reverse VAT charges

Fifteen UK construction bodies have written to the UK Government to share serious concerns regarding the implementation of reverse VAT charges and have called for a delay in implementing the new rules.

Published 9 August 2019

Electrical contractors report reduction in accident rates

The latest accident statistics for electrical contracting businesses, employing over 13,000 operatives in total, show a further reduction in the accident rate in 2018. 

Published 24 July 2019

Industry leader takes on central role at Electrical Contractors Association

Electrical engineer and business leader Mike Smith has joined engineering services body Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) as director of technical.

Published 29 May 2019

Time to ensure action on retentions, say construction leaders

Construction trade federations across the UK are continuing their push for action on cash retentions.

Published 1 February 2018

MP to bring forward Private Member’s Bill to ring-fence cash retentions

A backbench MP’s attempt to reform construction’s use of cash retentions has been backed by three industry associations.

Published 6 December 2017

New survey highlights growing importance of CSR in procurement process

Almost half of electrical contractors are now asked to provide evidence of corporate social responsibility (CSR) engagement as a condition of appointment by clients, a new survey has revealed.

Published 25 May 2017