The Executive and General Secretary Condemns Commission for Energy Regulations (CER) Decision on ETCI.
Eamon Devoy, General Secretary has written to the CER over their decision on the future of Electro Technical Council of Ireland (ETCI).
As all electricians will know, the ETCI, heretofore supplied the certification forms for all Electrical Installations.
More importantly, The ETCI has for four decades now, been responsible for the drawing up of the National Wiring Rules for the Industry. They have done a great service to the Country to ensure the Health and Safety for all citizens when it comes to electrical installations, to the highest international standards.
From the 1st June, 2016, the CER has decided that the Certified Forms will transfer to RECI only.
Worse, the CER has also decided the work and responsibility for the National Wiring Rules will transfer to the National Safety Authority of Ireland (NSAI).
As both these important items supply the ETIC with the finances to carry out their important duties and functions, by removing them they will starve the ETCI of all its funding, leading to its closure.
This Union, which represents approximately 10,000 electricians, calls on its members to voice their concerns directly to the CER, as the National Wiring Rules will most likely diminish under the control of the NSAI, which does not have the expertise or enthusiasm to carry on this important work.
Make your voice be heard.