ECAS Members:    

We are pleased to make this announcement to our membership and the electrical industry in Saskatchewan.  Please share this within your organization by forwarding to colleagues, or go to the "Join our Mailing List" tab on the side bar link in the newsletter. 
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The Conduit

Special Edition 
June 2016
In This Issue
 Upcoming Meetings
Board Meeting 
September 21, 2016 
Gordie Howe Bowl Board Room 
Saskatoon, SK 

 All member's  are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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ECAS Offers Online Safety Training
Electrical Safety Training System (ESTS) and the ECA of Saskatchewan has partnered with ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions INC. to bring to you the Electrical Safety Training System (ESTS), Arc Flash & Shock training for your entire workforce. All course options provide a multi-media based, highly interactive experience developed using leading edge technology for the best available online training solution. Certification courses are available for Electrical and Non-Electrical Workers that include several modules with multiple lessons, knowledge checks, virtual work task scenarios and a final assessment. Training certificates are awarded upon successful completion.

This program is being offered in Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia through their provincial electrical contractors associations. All associations indicate the program has been very well received by their memberships.  We provided a pilot version to select ECAS members across the province and they also indicated it was very comprehensive and very good value for the cost.  ECAS will be the exclusive vendor for the electrical industry and contractors throughout the province.  In addition, we negotiated an arrangement for ECAS to receive a 30% reimbursement for all courses taken.  Based on the industry support and courses purchased over the next year, the Board will consider offering ECAS member only rebates based on purchase volumes.
For more information on the courses and the program  click here.
Cost of the courses: Electrical Workers Canada  ($125.00) and the Non-Electrical workers ($40.00).
For complete information, registration and a course demos, go to:

Additional  Training
In addition to the online training announcement, we are currently in discussion with other member companies to develop and offer in class training in areas identified by the membership.  We will update you on these developments in the fall newsletter.  

TIN CUP Golf Tournament 2016
A reminder ECAS will be hosting the 2016 Second Annual TIN CUP Golf tournament on Wednesday, August 17th at the Murray GC in Regina. We have a good turnout from the suppliers but would like to attract more contractor companies. Last year we sold out so get your entries in ASAP.  Bring clients, bring colleagues, bring friends for great prizes and great comradry!  Support your association.  Members: $150.00 per player Non Members: $160.00 per player.  For copy of the tournament entry form and details, click here

Advocacy Update

ECAS has been advocating on members behalf in a number of areas. Due to the in-depth nature of discussions in these areas I will provide you with a list of these items in this newsletter and encourage you to contact the office for details. Also, a reminder if you have any concerns over permitting and issues with SaskPower please provide them to us for discussion at our SaskPower Liaison Committee meetings.

      1. Prompt Payment Legislation Committee 
      2. Letter (potential meeting) with Saskatoon Mayor to discuss tendering of Circle Drive lighting projects
      3. SaskPower Commercial Lighting Incentive Program Committee (upcoming meeting)
      4. Preferred Contractor Status meetings with SaskPower
      5. Meeting with Regina Public School Board on purchasing issues
      6. Lobbying the Saskatchewan Government to expedite the acceptance of new Canadian Electrical Code
      7. Saskatchewans' acceptance of the Canadian Electrical Installations Standards completed by CECA
Doug Folk
ECAS Member Logo

In response to member inquires for ways to indicate their membership with the association, we are very pleased to offer you an ECAS member logo that you can post on your website or other corporate documents.   We will update this annually and include it with your membership renewal information. For a download version  click here