The importance of cabling registration
BICSI Registered Cablers Australia (BRCA) is an official registrar for the Cabling Provider Rules (CPR) accredited by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
BRCA is administered by BICSI South Pacific, a not-for-profit industry association that promotes ‘best-practice’ amongst end-users, designers, installers, suppliers and educators of information communications technology (ICT) infrastructure in all applications.
All Australian users of computer, telecommunications, alarm and IP-based equipment should be made aware of the fact that it is illegal for anyone other than a Registered Cabler to install or maintain the cabling for this equipment. This mandatory requirement ensures the safety and integrity of our telecommunications network. So it’s important that all cabling professionals be properly accredited and that consumers be aware of need for such credentials. None of us want unskilled ‘cowboys’ tainting the professionalism of our industry and putting the safety of consumers and telecommunications workers at risk.
BRCA actively promotes professionalism and ‘best-practice’ on behalf of the Australian cabling industry and amongst its cablers through compliance, education and industry support. We urge all cablers to keep their registration up-to-date – it’s not only a mandatory requirement set by the ACMA, but it’s a mark of professionalism too. We often receive calls from builders and consumers asking us to verify that the cabling contractors doing work for them are registered.