CSA Group Receives NETCO Endorsement For New Products Targeting Electrical Trades

Date: September 27, 2012
Location: Global

CSA Group, a leading North American standards development organization, is announcing that three of its soon-to-be-released 2012 Canadian Electrical Code related products have been endorsed by the National Electrical Trade Council (NETCO) a joint Labour-Management partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), First District, Canada and the Canadian Electrical Contractors Association (CECA).

“CSA Group values its strong relationship with the Canadian Electrical Contractors Association (CECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), First District, Canada,” says Rob Rashotte, Director, CSA Group Learning Institute. “Recognition by NETCO, the skills development arm of these organizations, and endorsement of our new products by representatives of these key groups who work with and implement the 2012 Canadian Electrical Code and other important standards significantly help in the acceptance and use of these products with key stakeholders.”
Developed by CSA Group’s Learning Institute service, the new products are based on the 2012 Canadian Electrical Code which is slated for adoption by most Canadian provinces and territories before the end of this year. The three endorsed products include:

The Electrical Quick Reference: Designed for electrical journeypersons, it provides a quick reference to information frequently required. The pocket-sized guide provides easy access to commonly used terms, rules, installation practices and calculations that support everyday electrical work, helping to improve safety and efficiency on the job.

The ESAT (Electrician’s Self-Assessment Test): Designed for electrical apprentices preparing for their Certification of Qualification (C of Q) examination for Construction Electricians. It is based on the 2012 Canadian Electrical Code and the 2011 Construction Electrician National Occupational Analysis. This includes access to the online ESAT Canadian Electrician C of Q Practice Tool which features nearly 1,800 sample questions and covers each block, task and sub-task in the Red Seal Program’s National Occupational Analysis for Construction Electricians (2011).

ESAT Electrical Apprentice Study Guide Series: Based on the Canadian Electrical Code and modeled after the Red Seal Program’s National Occupational Analysis for Construction Electricians (2011), this series of publications serves as a guide to apprentices preparing to write an Interprovincial Red Seal Examination.

“NETCO is committed to promoting success in apprenticeship and ongoing journeyperson skills training and these new products will facilitate learning on both fronts,” says NETCO President Phil Flemming. “These products are based on the Canadian Electrical Code and the Red Seal Program which are respected as standards of excellence by electrical industry stakeholders across Canada,” adds NETCO Treasurer Eryl Roberts.