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ECS card forgery crack-down

The JIB has asked the industry to be alert in checking that people hold genuine ECS cards, to help eliminate card forgery. Anyone caught amending their ECS card will have their original card cancelled with immediate effect, and the JIB will not accept any application for further cards from the card holder for six years. More 

Changed your details recently? Let us know!

If you’ve moved house or changed any other contact details since you last renewed or applied for your card, please let us know! Otherwise you may not receive your card renewal reminder... More 

Tax refunds hit half million mark

Are you eligible for a tax refund? The partnership between the JIB and tax refund specialist RIFT has seen over £500,000 from HMRC given back to ECS cardholders in just over twelve months. More 

Prove your competence with the ECS card

The CSCS-affiliated card for the electrical industry

Whether a technically qualified operative or manager or just starting out at trainee level, if you are involved in electrical work you need to be able to demonstrate your competence to the industry standards.

ECS is the occupational card scheme for UK electrotechnical workers. An ECS card demonstrates your competence and shows evidence of your training against the recognised standards for the electrical industry. There are currently over 100,000 registered ECS cards holders in the UK.

Holding an ECS card proves your identity, your qualification status and main electrical occupation, your awareness of UK health & safety, as well as any additional disciplines in which you are skilled to work.

ECS stands for Electrotechnical Certification Scheme – and the scheme is recognised by and affiliated to the CSCS for Construction workers as the equivalent competence card scheme for the specialist electrotechnical workforce in the UK. Find out more