ECA announces a range of industry webinars

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  Posted by: electime      14th April 2020

A range of webinars covering coronavirus business issues and technical topics have been announced by leading engineering services trade body ECA.

The series kicks off with the first #ECATechnicalTuesdays on Tuesday 14 April at 11am, which will cover the 1st Amendment of the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations, which concerns electric vehicle charge points. Technical Tuesdays, which is exclusive to ECA Members, will run initially for a period of 6 weeks.

ECA Director of Member Services Helen Atkinson commented:

“We are pleased to announce the launch of our Technical Tuesdays webinar series, which are exclusive to ECA Members. Register online to book your place so that you can hear from ECA’s expert technical team, including Technical Director, Mike Smith and 18thEdition roadshow favourite Gary Parker.”

ECA will also be continuing its regular coronavirus impact webinars, which are open to the industry. On Friday 17 April at 11am, Vicki Leslie of ECIS will discuss mental wellbeing, while on Thursday 30 April at 11am, we will be joined by guest Martin Hewes, to discuss the economic impact on construction.

ECA Director of CSR & Communications Paul Reeve stated:

“ECA’s ongoing coronavirus impact webinar series is playing a key role in helping the industry to respond to the many, and often fast moving, challenges presented by the current emergency. The ECA expert team and guests cover the key issues – such as furlough and getting access to Government support – in comprehensive detail.”

ECA Member, Tim O’Connor of O’Connor Electrical Ltd added:

“The ECA coronavirus webinars are extremely useful and most informative, due to the expertise of the presenters and guests. Thanks to the ECA team for the hard work in putting these together, they are very much appreciated.”

The upcoming webinar programme for April is as follows:

  • Tuesday 14 April @ 11am [Sign up]

o    #ECATechnicalTuesdays – The 18th Edition and EV chargepoints – featuring ECA’s Luke Osborne

o    Coronavirus Impact – Improving your mental wellbeing – featuring ECA’s Paul Williams and Vicki Leslie of ECIS

  • Tuesday 21 April @ 11am

o    #ECATechnicalTuesdays – Electrical safety in the private rented sector – featuring ECA’s Gary Parker

  • Wednesday 22 April @ 11am [Sign up]

o    Coronavirus Impact – Supply chain collaboration – Featuring Rob Driscoll, CEO of the EDA Margaret Fitzsimons, and President of the EDA Chris Ashworth

  • Tuesday 28 April @ 11am

o    #ECATechnicalTuesdays – The changing world of the electrical contractor – featuring Shahid Khan

  • Thursday 30 April @ 11am [Sign up]

o    Coronavirus Impact – The economic implications on construction – With ECA’s Rob Driscoll and Andrew Eldred, alongside Martin Hewes of Hewes & Associates

Details of all webinars will shortly be added to the ECA website, visit and click the ‘Events’ tab.

To watch previous ECA webinars, visit ECA’s YouTube channel at