Our people are at the heart of ECA. Their skills, capabilities and commitment to excellence are what make us stand out. Key to that is ensuring that we realise the full potential of every individual, and make the most of their talent and skills. We have a reputation for people development, through our apprenticeship training scheme and leadership programme in which we invest heavily. We have been taking on and developing apprentices since our inception. Many of our apprentices have gone on to have long and illustrious careers with us including our Contracts Director Kerry Goggins.
The company has an ongoing programme for SMSTS and SSSTS and ISOH training.
Our electricians are members of and have been trained on (but not limited to) the following:
Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (CSCS Affiliated)
CSCS was set up to help the construction industry to improve quality and reduce accidents. CSCS cards are increasingly demanded as proof of occupational competence by contractors, public and private clients and others.
The front of the card issued to a fully skilled craftsperson shows the holder’s name, photograph and registration number, their main occupation and up to five additional occupations in which the holder is certified, together with the appropriate JIB Grade where this has been awarded by the JIB. The reverse of the card identifies the route by which the holder has achieved certification.
International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide.
Set up in 1983, IPAF is a not-for-profit members’ organisation that represents the interests of manufacturers, distributors, users, and rental and training companies.
The PAL Card (Powered Access Licence) is recognised worldwide across industries as proof of platform operator training to the highest standard.
It is issued by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) to platform operators who successfully complete a training course at an IPAF-approved training centre.
PASMA Professional Training
The Work at Height Regulations 2005, require that the assembly, dismantling or alteration of Mobile Access Towers should only be undertaken by a competent person, or if being trained, under the supervision of a competent person.
A competent person is a person who can demonstrate that they have sufficient professional or technical training, knowledge, actual experience and authority to enable them to:-
- Carry out their assigned duties at the level of responsibility allocated to them;
- Understand any potential hazards related to the work (or equipment) under consideration;
- Detect any technical defects or omissions in that work (or equipment), recognise any implications for health and safety caused by those defects or omissions, and be able to specify a remedial action to mitigate those implications.
Widely recognised and recommended by safety professionals, it provides successful delegates who pass a written and practical test with a competency certificate and an encapsulated credit card sized PhotoCard.
Emergency aid for appointed persons
This course is for ‘nominated’ persons or people who provide support to qualified first aiders.
The course comprises of basic life saving first aid and workplace health and safety regulation including:
- Health and safety (first aid) regulations
- Managing an incident
- The priorities of first aid
- Treatment of an unconscious casualty
- Common workplace injuries.
- Asbestos Awareness
All our staff undertake Asbestos Awareness training via e-learning with a UKATA registered training provider. Training includes:
- Asbestos and why it is hazardous to health
- Types of asbestos containing materials
- Where asbestos was used in building
- Relevant legislation and responsibilities