National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA)

NECA – the National Electrical and Communications Association, is the peak industry body representing the interests of the electrical and communications contracting industry across Australia. We have over 5,000 member organisations and our members employ around 100,000 people.


NECA is run by contractors, for contractors. As a result we understand what our members are looking for in our member services and technical support.


NECA provides our members with a package of core services built around:


• Industrial relations (IR),
• Workplace, health & safety (WHS),
• Technical support – including TKB,
• Training & development, and
• Apprentice training & support (via our GTOs).
• Legal Advice, Assistance & Representation (via NECA Legal


Workplace Health & Safety is a fundamental tenet of the electrical contracting industry. Given the nature of the work carried out by electrical industry employees whilst working on the construction, maintenance or repair of homes and buildings.


The potential workplace dangers for workers within the industry include exposure to live electricity. The biggest dangers are shock, arc flashes and arc blasts, which can reach a temperature of 19,000°C – hotter than the surface of the sun. Over the past four years more than 2000 people have received electric shocks in NSW workplaces. Six were permanently disabled and five died.


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