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WES’s NETA Accreditation Ensures High-Quality Testing for Busy Electrical Company

Western Electrical Services, Inc. (WES) boasts 27 NETA-certified technicians on staff and has been a NETA-accredited company since 2011. But what exactly do these certifications mean for a customer?

“WES underwent a rigorous application process to ensure that, as a NETA-accredited company, we provide testing services to the highest standards of safety and reliability,” says Tony Asciutto, senior vice president and chief operating officer of WES. “When you hire WES and use our NETA-certified technicians, you can expect the best quality.”

WES technicians earn certification in electrical power systems testing in accordance with the ANSI/NETA Electrical Testing Technician Standard. NETA offers four levels of certification, running from the apprentice level to 10 or more years of industry-related experience. Each certification also requires technicians to have a certain number of hours of electrical safety training.

“Technicians have to take a test at each level and meet those minimal requirements of experience and training,” Asciutto says. “If they fail, they have to wait a period of time before they can take it again because the test is designed to establish well-qualified individuals.”

In fact, NETA technicians’ work experience, education, and required ongoing training keep them current with new technologies and provide the knowledge to perform testing across a variety of power systems. Hiring a NETA-accredited company with NETA-certified technicians assures electrical customers that only the most qualified employees will be testing their highly complex systems.

Washington-based VECA Electric & Technologies regularly relies on WES’s NETA-certified technicians to test the commercial electrical systems it designs, installs, and services. “Our typical project specifications require us to use a NETA-accredited company,” says George Edwards, senior project manager – technical at VECA Electric & Technologies. “When you look at the short list of NETA-accredited contractors that can do a job such as the ones we do, WES’s field expertise, professionalism, and pricing make them the contractor of choice for the mission critical-work we do.”

The company also uses WES because “they provide excellent field service and are a great technological resource to have on-site,” Edwards says. “Their technicians are a part of the team and work hand in hand with the electricians to get the project done.”

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