The Code of Excellence

 

AN IBEW PROGRAM OF JOB RESPONSIBILITY

To succeed in today’s fiercely competitive electrical industry, we must always strive to be the best electricians within the industry for all we have to sell is our skills.  As the leaders in the electrical industry, we are responsible for being the most professional, most skilled, and most productive electricians.  Actions speak louder than words when we are on the jobsite in the view of our customers.  Working in concert with our signatory contractors, we always want to have our customers think of us as “the right choice.”  The Code of Excellence was meant to help make sure we exemplify our high quality of workmanship on the jobsite so that it prompts that customer to call on the IBEW again in the future.

What is the Code of Excellence?

A program for the construction industry which promotes:
Highest quality of work
Highest quantity of work
Use of best skills by our members
Use of best work practices by all 
 
Why a Code of Excellence?

Elimination of problems on IBEW jobs
Improved perception of IBEW by customers 
 
IBEW Local Union Responsibilities :

Set an “excellence” standard of work performed
Zero tolerance of job interruptions, work stoppages, or other member-initiated jobsite problems 
 
Employer Responsibilities  :

A positive working relationship with both business manager and job steward
Insure proper job layout and planning
Select quality supervision
Insure efficient manpower usage
Provide a safe workplace
Take responsibility for management failures

Problem Resolution  :
Goal of program is for both labor and management to provide customer satisfaction 
 
Implementation  :
The goal of the “Code of Excellence” is a job built on time, under budget, and built right the first time. 
 
I.B.E.W. Local Union 743 Responsibilities :

Break times are limited to the time allowed by the contract, or agreement(s)
Members are adhering to the lunch periods established in the agreement
Members shall meet their responsibility to have all tools on the established tool list
No use of personal cell phone(s) will be allowed on the project, except for lunch or break periods
No sale of merchandise without the prior approval of the business manager 
 
Employer Responsibilities :

NECA and its signatory employers have a responsibility to manage their jobs effectively, and as such have the following responsibilities under the “Code of Excellence”:
To eliminate unsafe work conditions, and insure that proper safety training, equipment, and methods are utilized
Monthly LMCC session to share problems between employers, and solutions to job problems

Summary  :

The “Code of Excellence” is an internal IBEW local union program to enhance the performance and reputation of IBEW members and NECA contractors
The “Code of Excellence” has external linkages with contractors and customers
Local union and its employing contractor: the local union’s role is to use the code of excellence to enforce member responsibilities to the IBEW
The member’s role is to use best skills and practices to perform work that is on time and under budget

The IBEW Advantage :

Safety conscious employees help reduce workers compensation exposure
Local area skilled “manpower pool”
Mobile workforce for larger specialized projects
No strike! No lockout! No problems-guaranteed by contract over 90 years of proven performance-”we back up what we build”