code-excellenceThe Code of Excellence is a program designed to bring about the best in our construction members and demonstrate to our customers that IBEW members:

  • Perform the highest quality and quantity of work.
  • Utilize their skills and abilities to the maximum.
  • Exercise safe and productive work practices.

IBEW Commitments

Daily Work Standard

  • Established starting and quitting times will be strictly followed.
  • All members will arrive on time, ready and willing to work.
  • Tardiness and absenteeism will be held to strict minimum.
  • Break times will be adhered to as per the standard set forth by the contractor.
  • Lunchtime will be as set forth in the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Cell phone usage will be held to break and lunch times.
  • Instigating or participating in methods to disrupt, slow down or stop work will not be tolerated.
  • A zero tolerance of drug or alcohol use will be in effect.
  • All members will maintain the required tools called out in the CBA tool list.
  • Member’s hand tools, as well equipment and tools provided by the employer, will be maintained and taken care of to ensure proper and safe working condition.
  • No member shall participate in destruction of personal, employer, or customer owned property.
  • Any questions pertaining to the standards described above can be brought to the code of excellence shop steward.

Jobsite Safety

  • All IBEW members working on a code of excellence jobsite will be OSHA 10 or 30 certified or in the process of completing the certification.
  • All work will be performed in a safe and efficient manner, in accordance with industry and jobsite standards.
  • All members will utilize provided safety equipment, when required by the contractor or jobsite standards.


  • Any inappropriate behavior towards a customer, employer, or jobsite representative, including any craftsman from any trade, is strictly prohibited.
  • All members shall strive to promote the best positive image of IBEW.
  • The highest level of quality and professionalism shall be displayed at all times.