Following our successful Electrical Trade Show, we are now holding a Technical Information Evening on Electrical Inspections on Buildings on TUESDAY 28th NOVEMBER 2017 in the VIENNA WOODS HOTEL CORK starting at 5.30 pm until 7.30 pm.

This Seminar will include Live Test Rigs for in depth Meter Readings.

As we will have limited space we will need to take names on a first come first served basis. To secure your place please contact our office at 01 6102715 or email info@aeci.ie .

Other venues will be confirmed shortly including Limerick, Portlaoise and Cavan.

 

We would like to thank everyone who attended and exhibited at the annual Electrical Trade Show 2017 which took place in the Red Cow Moran’s Hotel on Thursday 31st August. It was a very successful day which was enjoyed by all. We would also like to thank Árachas / Aviva Insurance for sponsoring the Golf on Wednesday 30th August which took place in Killeen Golf Club Kill Co. Kildare. John Brennan was the 2017 Golf Winner.

Pierce Martin the General Manager from Safe Electric / Reci was our opening speaker who gave an excellent account of the Electrical Industry at present. Safe Electric / Reci also gave a Seminar entitled “Changes to Domestic Smoke Detectors & Changes to Cables”,  followed by Quigg Golden who gave a seminar entitled “Government Contracts & New Contracts for Tender” & Wood Communications finished the seminars for the day with the “Importance of Structured Cabling”. Safe Electric / Reci were doing hands on demonstrations throughout the day which was a big hit with the Electricians and Electrical Contractors.

The product of the show award went to Megger for there DCM305E EARTH LEAKAGE CLAMPMETER, you can learn more about this product by following this link:

https://uk.megger.com/earth-leakage-clampmeter-dcm305e

We look forward to hopefully seeing you all there again next year!

AECI

Product of the Show 2017

John Brennan Golf 2017 Winner Sponsored by Arachas. Above: Being presented with a Magnum of Champagne for getting a Hole In One! Below: Being presented with Golf Cup.

Pierce Martin, General Manager, Safe Electric / RECI

Chris Lundy, Pierce Martin, Tommy Maher and Mattie Ryan

ETAG

EI ELECTRONICS

SWITCH

METAC

CANAVAN FORD

CANAVAN FORD

WILLIAM HAYES SAFETY

ATEX

PRECISION CABLES

IEBA

CWPS

KELLIHERS

ARACHAS

AMBREX

EXCEL

LIGHTNING TECHNOLOGY

EPCAMS

EASTERN ELECTRICAL

WOOD COMMUNICATIONS

BROTHER

SURGE

VISION RADIO FIRE AND BROTHER

IDH

WEEE IRELAND

PENINSULA

 

ROBUS

Please see Construction Workers Annual / Public Holidays Calendar Below:

ANNUAL LEAVE / PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2017 / 2018

FRI     27 OCT     ANNUAL

MON    30 OCT    PUBLIC

FRI    22 DEC    ANNUAL

MON    25 DEC    PUBLIC

TUES     26 DEC    PUBLIC

WED    27 DEC    ANNUAL

THURS   28 DEC    ANNUAL

FRI    29 DEC    ANNUAL

MON    01 JAN    PUBLIC

TUES     02 JAN    ANNUAL

MON    19 MAR    PUBLIC

FRI    30 MAR    ANNUAL

MON    02 APR    PUBLIC

TUES     03 APR    ANNUAL

WED     04 APR    ANNUAL

THURS  05 APR       ANNUAL

FRI    06 APR    ANNUAL

MON     7 MAY    PUBLIC

MON    4 JUNE    PUBLIC

MON    23 JUL TO  FRI    3 AUG ANNUAL

MON    6 AUG      PUBLIC

The CER (Commission for Energy Regulation) has proposed that the testing, certification and verification courses which Electricians need to attend to obtain a QC (Qualified Certifier) number should become an accredited course.

They have suggested that the new requirements be introduced from June 2013. It is proposed that the new course would be a level 6 Fetec and it would be necessary to pass a written exam to obtain the qualification. Also the new qualification will be valid for 5 years instead of the current 3 years.

Both RECI and ECSSA have indicated their willingness to take what ever steps necessary to be in a position to provide the training for their own members.

It is understood that it will be at least January 2014 before the RECI and ECSSA trainers have obtained the necessary qualifications to become certified trainers to meet the CER’s new requirements. This in effect will mean that there is likely to be only one provider in a position to provide the training between June 2013 and January 2014.

While the cost and duration remain unknown we are confident that there will be increased costs for Contractors.

Contractors who attend an in house course with either RECI or ECSSA between now and June, will be issued a QC number which will remain valid for 3 years.

AECI would advise that if your QC number is due in 2013 it would be advisable to sit the course before June 2013.

AECI are unhappy with any additional costs being put on its members and will be following this up with the CER.

A reminder that the RECI AGM will take place on Saturday 8th of June in the GreenIsle Hotel @ 10.30am and we would advise all RECI members to attend and have there voice heard.

 

The Electrical National Joint Industrial Council had it’s monthly meeting yesterday in the Labour Court.                                                Present were the Labour Court personnell; TEEU; ECA & AECI Delegates.

The TEEU produced documents of proof relating to the Rates of Pay on offer to Contractors from Agencies also highlighted were Contractors that are being either investigated or chased.

 

No decision has been received yet from the Supreme Court regarding the challenge to the REA, which follows that no date can be set for the TEEU/ECA ‘s application for their New REA.  It is envisaged that a decision from the Supreme Court could be late February or  early March 2013.

Please note important dates as follows:

1.  AECI  AGM will take place on Saturday 9 March 2013 at 10 am in the Red Cow Morans Hotel, Dublin.

The AECI Council requests that as many as possible should attend this AGM and be informed about the Industries aims and expectations.

 

2. The Electrical Trade Show 2013 will take place on Saturday 7 September 2013 in the Red Cow Morans Hotel, Dublin.

More information to follow regarding Seminars & Training at this event and also to follow our  Seminar on Emergency Lighting, which took place on 18 January ’13, we are arranging Topics for mid February ’13.