Master Electricians Accreditation Program

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The Master Electricians Accreditation program has been reviewed and refreshed to provide an industry leading program that recognises and rewards superior performance in six key areas (modules) of an electrical contracting business. 
 
The new program provides a 12-month refresher period for existing Accredited Members.  This email provides all the information you need to know to get started to retain your Accreditation.
 
The program has an emphasis on Quality and Safety:
  It’s about best practice
  It’s about safety
  It’s about being your best

  • Use the Master Electricians’ Accreditation logo and branding to reassure customers, staff and regulatory bodies that your business is about excellence and meets all minimum standards.
  • Master Electricians has access to Google AdWords to raise our search engine capability.  This means that when consumers search on the term ‘electrician’ or ‘electrical contractor’ Accredited Master Electricians will have a preferential ranking through the Find A Master Electrician (FAME) system.
  • Compliance - Accreditation provides formal recognition that your business complies with government legislative and CPD requirements. 
  • Accreditation demonstrates your business’ dedication to delivering high quality service and safety.
  • Accreditation reflects your business’ commitment to continuous quality improvements – via systems, processes, marketing, safety, and staff training.
  • Accreditation provides the opportunity to sit on Master Electricians Area Advisory Committees (AAC) or Board - under the constitution representatives must be Accredited.

  • A new on-line self-assessment audit tool has been developed to help you measure and benchmark your performance in six key areas (modules).
  • The six modules have been identified to help you ensure that your business has the right safety systems, is best in practice and operates at maximum effectiveness.
  • The on-line self-assessment activity is flexible and allows you to complete modules in any order and in any time frame.
  • You can access the on-line safety tool via the ME Safety Portal.  
  • The on-line self-assessment activity is scored based on bands of performance, with a minimum 60 points required to maintain Accreditation.
  • As part of the refresh process you have 12 months to earn your initial 60 points

The six core modules are:

  1. MEMBERSHIP – you’ll be a ‘Financial’ Master Electricians member, with a good credit history, and subscribe to the Master Electricians code of conduct. 
  2. SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM – you’ll be an active user of a recognised safety system, such as ME Safety. 
  3. STAFF SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES – you’ll have points awarded for maintaining staff licenses and for performing regular assessments to ensure your staff are fit for work.
  4. PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT - your professional conduct and image can be logged to ensure you’re looking good and improving all the time (we’ll help you focus on key points with regular program updates).
  5. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – you’ll attend relevant training courses and participate in industry events. Our Accreditation Management system will provide formal recognition of this.
  6. BUSINESS PLANNING – you’ll have a business plan and review process (if you are starting out we’ll be able to guide you with this).

 Where relevant the modules align to Australian standards. 

All MEA members are eligible to become an Accredited Master Electrician with the monthly cost set at $90.92 per month (GST inclusive) or $1,091.00 annually (GST inclusive).  Membership must be renewed each year and fees are payable in advance.
To get started contact our Member Services team.

Refresher Timeline

  • All existing Accredited Master Electricians will be transferred to the new program.
  • You have until 30 September 2018 to refresh and meet the minimum 60 points required to maintain Accreditation.

Getting Started

  • It is expected to take 3-4 hours to complete the on-line assessment tool.
  • You can do it in one sitting, or several sittings as the on-line tool can be saved and resumed at your convenience (always hit ‘save’ – not ‘submit’ – until you are ready to provide it to MEA or your most senior staff member).

What happens if you don't meet the 60 Points

  • You don’t need to meet the 60 points immediately, you have until 30 September 2018.
  • As you complete the on-line assessment tool, you will be provided with instructions on what to do if you do not meet the requirements of a question.
  • If you don’t meet the requirements of a question, you can implement the change needed and then go back and re-answer the question when you are ready.  Remember you have 12 months!
  • We encourage you to start as soon as you can to provide ample time to get your 60 points.

Next Steps

  • Go into ’Accreditation’ through your ME Safety Portal.
  • Undertake the on-line self-assessment.
  • Benchmark your progress.
  • Identify where you need assistance.
  • Contact Master Electricians and we can guide you on the next steps.

Steps to Access your Online Accreditation Portal

  1. Head to the ME Safety portal at https://mea.integrumsystems.com
  2. Enter your login details:                  

Your username is either your unique email address or your (First) name (Last) name e.g. Jon Snow

  1. If you do not know your password click the forgot your password link and follow the onscreen prompts/email links

   

  1. Once you have successfully logged into the ME Safety portal you will see:

 

  1. If you do not see this screen head to the bottom of the page and choose Accreditation from the drop-down menu

If the Accreditation option is not available please contact Member Support Services

Member Support Services - 1300 889 198

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