Following receipt of a request pursuant to Section 14 of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015, and having had regard to the provisions of Section 15 (2) and (3) of the said Act of 2015, the Labour Court hereby gives notice of its intention to conduct an examination of the terms and conditions relating to remuneration and any sick pay scheme or pension scheme applying to workers in the Electrical Contracting sector.

This could result in a recommendation from the Court for the making by the Minister of a Sectoral Employment Order under Section 17 of the said Act of 2015. Such an Order could provide for legally enforceable minimum terms and conditions of employment in the sector.

Any person wishing to make representations in the form of a written submission in relation to the examination should do so by 5.00p.m. on or before 6 February 2019. Any such representations should be sent by post to The Secretary, The Labour Court, Lansdowne House, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4, or by E-mail to

Representations received after that date shall not be considered.

The Court, following receipt of submissions, may decide to convene a hearing of parties appearing to the Court to be interested and desiring to be heard.

The Section 14 request is available on the following link


Please note that it is the Court’s intention to publish all written submissions received on its website at  and parties making submissions should ensure that all material submitted complies with all relevant regulatory legislation including Data Protection Legislation.






AECI President Colm Walsh, Council Members & All The AECI Staff would like to wish you, your family and your staff a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

We would like to thank you most sincerely for supporting the Electrical Contracting Industry in 2018 and looking forward for your support in the future.


We are now hosting Safe Pass Courses every Wednesday and Saturday in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

The cost of this course is €185 for AECI Members or €195 for Non AECI Members, price increase due to COVID-19 restrictions.

If you are interested in attending please contact our office at or 016102715 between 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday.

We now have the following online and day courses available with discounted rates for our AECI Members.

If you are interested in taking any of these courses please contact our office at 016102715 or email

MEWP – Certificate € 180.00 FOR MEMBERS / €190 NON MEMBERS      MEWP IPAF € 290.00 FOR MEMBERS / €300 FOR NON MEMBERS (both 1 day course)

Managing Safety in Construction 5 day course €650.00 FOR MEMBERS / €660 FOR NON MEMBERS  

Managing Safety IOSH 3 day course € 550 FOR MEMBERS / €560 FOR NON MEMBERS

GDPR Awareness – Online €30 FOR MEMBERS / €35 FOR NON MEMBERS

Asbestos Awareness – Online €25 FOR MEMBERS / €30 FOR NON MEMBERS

Working at Heights – Online €45 FOR MEMBERS / €50 FOR NON MEMBERS

Ladder Safety – Online €45 FOR MEMBERS / €50 FOR NON MEMBERS

Manual Handling – Online with Practical Assessment €65 FOR MEMBERS  / €70 FOR NON MEMBERS

Abrasive Wheel – Online with Practical Assessment €75 FOR MEMBERS / €80 FOR NON MEMBERS

For your information our next  Safe Pass Course is being held on Thursday 29th November 2018 in the West County Hotel, Chapelizod, Dublin, D20 YK13. We have limited availability  for this course.

The course starts at 7.45am sharp & finishes 5pm approximately.  Candidates attending safe pass must have an Irish PPS Number and good knowledge of the English language.

Candidates will need to bring along their PPS number, photo ID and a passport photo also.

 The cost of this course to AECI Members is €100.00 per person OR €110.00 for Non Members (this includes your Safe Pass Card).

If you are interested in attending this safe pass course please email or phone us at the number below.

Payment to be made with booking by credit card over the phone or alternatively by bank transfer (please contact us for bank details).

Places are limited, contact us today to secure your place (office hours are 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday).

Phone: 016102715 email:



At AECI we take our obligation under data protection and privacy laws seriously. This includes the General Data Protection Regulation.

Looking after our member’s data has always been a priority and we recognise the importance of effective and transparent privacy protections.

We are committed to complying with all required data privacy requirements in every part of our organisation. Please click on  our data Privacy Policy below which gives you more information on the data we hold on you and what we do with that data and your rights.

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Upcoming Date and Venue for Electrical Estimating Course 2018:

NAAS – MAUDLINS HOUSE HOTEL – FRIDAY 29th JUNE 9am-6pm approx. & SATURDAY 30th JUNE 9am-5pm approx.

Please see course content below:

3 Mods Training Syllabus 2018

If you are interested in attending these upcoming courses please contact our office at 01 6102715 / email:

AECI have arranged a Seminar on “Employment Law Best Practice” which will take place on the 17th November 2016 in the Springfield Hotel at 4.30pm-6pm.

If you are interested in attending this Seminar you will need to contact the AECI office on 01 610 2715 or email info@aec to register.

Dear Members

AECI Delegates attended a meeting in the Dept of Finance yesterday Thursday 11th December 2014 where Minister Simon Harris addressed all the stake holders who made submissions to change the manner in which Government contracts are processed.

The stake holders in attendance were:

  • AECI
  • ACEI
  • Chambers Ireland
  • CIF
  • Dept. of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht
  • Engineers Ireland
  • Health and Safety Authority
  • ICTU
  • RIAI
  • SCSI

We would recommend you click on the link below to see the full “Report on the Review of the Performance of the Public Works Contract”, in which early comments appear to be positive that the Government Dept seem to have taking on board the suggestions in the various submissions. I would appreciate any comments you have on this document good or bad and we can then compile these and forward them to the Government Official responsible.

Ps when you click on this you will then see in blue print the wording Report on the Review of the Performance of the Public Works Contract click on this and it will bring up the full Report.

Best Regards,
Chris Lundy
Executive Secretary

BESS  —   (Building Emergency Safety Scheme)     —  Emergency Lighting Systems.

This voluntary scheme was initially introduced under the banner of the NSAI in 2009, however AECI received alot of concerns from the Electrical Contractors, relating to the costs of the course, only so that they could carry out works which came under the normal scope of electrical work already being carried for many years.

The chairman of the implementation body tasked with introducing the scheme stated :         ‘At this stage with the publishing of the 2013 standard imminent, and given our voluntary nature, our mandate and decision capacity, and taking into account my most recent reviews with all stakeholders, I feel we have taken the process as far as we reasonably can and it is best to close the BESS Scheme and report my findings back to the industry’.

Although all reports indicate that the course content was highly informative, the current situation is that the Contractors who were encouraged to pay the fees and train there staff, had no commercial advantage over Contractors who did not.

All Registered Electrical Contractors (REC’s) can purchase the ETCI Emergency Lighting Certs from their respective SSB (Safety supervisor Body).

AECI will fully support up skilling and tightening of standards where we believe a genuine problem exists however these improvements must not be at a cost prohibited for Contractors particularly in these difficult economic times.

The New 2013 Standards  IS 3217 ( Emergency Lighting) &  IS 3218 ( Fire Alarm Detection Systems) are now available.