Engineering Construction Industry


 The Engineering Construction Industry is critical to the success of the UK economy.   The stakeholders in this industry construct and maintain vital projects such as power stations, oil and process plants and deliver other large scale infrastructure investments. The means of managing labour relationships to ensure completions to time and budget has rested with the National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry since 1981. 


NJCECI Membership

The NJCECI is composed equally of representatives of three employers' associations and three trade unions who are signatory to the NAECI, under an independent Chairman.

The employers' associations are the ECIA: Engineering Construction Industry Association, TICA: Thermal Insulation Contractors' Association and SELECT: Electrical Contractors' Association of Scotland.

The signatory trades unions are Unite the Union and GMB.

These unions form the National Engineering Construction Committee (NECC) which achieves a single trade union voice.

The structure of membership and the constitution of the NJCECI provide the essentials of a single table agreement and create the standards setting authority for good practice. Continuous improvement in standards has had a positive impact on the safety and welfare conditions of the workforce; and it continues to have a major impact on the performance of the engineering construction industry.


Health & Safety

NJC Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare

The National Joint Council for the Engineering Construction Industry is concerned to ensure the provision of the safest possible working arrangements and environment for all employees engaged on NAECI sites and projects. To that end the NJC Safety, Health and Environmental Committee has been instrumental in developing and agreeing policies and guidance to meet the NJC objectives.  To ensure greater clarity and to re-emphasize the importance of the guidance, the NJC has decided to publish this information as a free standing booklet.


Engineering Construction Industry Accident Statistics

The Engineering Construction Industry is justifiably proud of its excellent safety performance record within UK construction as a whole. The overall downward accident trend on independently audited NAECI Category 1 Projects and Category 2 sites during the last 10 years reflects the joint efforts of the in-scope employers and employees in the industry.


The NJC Award for Safety in Engineering Construction

The NJC Award for Safety In Engineering Construction was introduced in 1994 to recognise outstanding safety management and performance on in-scope NAECI Category 1 Projects and Category 2 Sites. When merited the Award is issued to projects or sites as a whole, to reflect the combined efforts of the client, the contractors and the workforce.


Safety Articles, Bulletins & Press Releases

The Vivergo Biofuels Category 1 Project Receives the NJC Award for Safety in Engineering Construction

The South Hook LNG Category 1 Project Receives the NJC Award for Safety in Engineering Construction

NJC Communique 19-09 - Health & Safety Bulletin - Hand Arm Vibration

NJC Press Release - NAECI Sites Safety 2008

The Longannet FGD Category 1 Project receives the NJC Award for Safety in Engineering Construction

NJC Press Release - NAECI Sites Safety 2007

  The National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry (NAECI)

National Agreement Download

Click here to download the printed edition of the National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry 2010 - 2012 in pdf format.

ECIA Popular Bookmark  The Engineering Construction Industry Association (ECIA) is the principal trade and employer Association for the UK engineering construction industry.

SELECT SELECT is The Electrical Contractor's Association of Scotland. SELECT, Scotland's trade association for the electrical, electronics and communications systems industry.
Assuring Competence in Engineering Construction (ACE) ACE is an important initiative designed to ensure that the competence of workers in the UK engineering construction industry is validated against National Occupational Standards in a flexible and cost effective way, with minimum disruption to ongoing productivity.
BIS The Department for Business Innovation & Skills
ECITB - Engineering Construction Industry Training Board The National Training Organisation for the engineering construction industry and the centre of excellence for advice, information and skills development for the industry. Mambo - the dynamic portal engine and content management system
Joint Industry Board The Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry.
Scottish Joint Industry Board The Scottish Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry.
Unite the Union

Unite the union is dedicated to serving the needs and best interests of its members who are currently experiencing life in the modern workplace. Representing all workers in both the public and private sectors, Unite the union is dedicated to improving their standard of living and the quality of their lives through effective relationships with employers and government.

TICA Thermal Insulation Contractors' Association.
GMB Britain's General Union.
Offshore Contractors Association The Offshore Contractors Association is the lead representative body for contractors. Based in Scotland, the organisation looks after the interests of companies involved in a range of activities, including mechanical, electrical and allied services, construction, modifications and maintenance work, design and project engineering, fabrication and decommissioning.
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This site has been specifically designed for engineering construction workers i.e. Welders, Platers, Erectors, Pipefitters, Mechies,
Scaffolders etc for the  purpose of improved communication and the sharing of information.

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