A Representative of AECI (Brian Hickey) as part of an Electrical Employer Body’s delegation, consisting of AECI ,ECA ,NECI ,RECI and the CIF had a meeting with the HSA (Health & Safety Authority) yesterday 28 November 2012. The meeting was called to express our views and to lodge a complaint with respect to the PSA giving the impression through their advertisement campaign, that ” only PSA licence holders were the competenet qualified people to carry out Access Control & CCTV installation work”, when it is quite clear that the vast majority of these companies, who do not employ qualified electricians, carry out the electrical element , ie 220/440volt, part of the Access Control & CCTV installation works.
We pointed out to the H & S Authority, that the PSA have now created a situation where these ” security companies” are now carrying out electrical works which is not subject to inspections from either RECI or ECSSA as they are not Registered Electrical Contractors.
The H & S Authority have promised to take up this complaint with the PSA.
We will keep you informed, as a lot of pressure is now being applied to the PSA by all organisations to have a resolution to the Licencing of works, that Electrical Contractors have carried out for years.