Electrical Safety Unit Assessment

The ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment has been developed to provide a basic electrical industry safety qualification to support the application of an ECS Related Discipline or other defined ECS cards. 

The assessment covers the essential safety aspects for electrotechnical work in specialised occupations.

The criteria of the assessment is based around safe working of electrotechnical trades carrying out associated installation works with an emphasis on when to make sure electrical installation work is carried out by suitably qualified ECS cardholder.  

To apply for an ECS related discipline card the applicant must hold a valid ECS Health, Safety and Environmental (HS&E) assessment plus the ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment. 

The ECS HS&E assessment must be booked and taken separately from the ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment (although the two separate assessment may be taken consecutively at the same venue and both may be taken online). 

The ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment is not suitable, on its own, for people entering the electrotechnical sector or who are looking to train as an electrician and is not recognised as an electrical theory qualification. 

Assessment Preparation and Training

Delegates for the ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment are assumed to have a level of knowledge and competency in basic electrical theory and principles.

It is strongly advised that all delegate undertake suitable training prior to undertaking the ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment.

For general guidance on the assessment download the ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment guide here

Training that is relevant for people taking the ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment is available from the training providers listed here, incluidng remote options and though partner scheme operators.  

Assessment Availability 

The ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment is available from the JIB through the Remote Invigilation service and some JIB Training Providers. 

Employers are able to offer the ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment directly if they are registered on the ECS Employer Portal. To activate assessments on your company's Portal account, please email guidance.portal@ecscard.org.uk with your JIB / Employer Portal number. 

To book your ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment you will need to contact your chosen provider directly or to book an online assessment through the JIB please call 01322 661 633.

Please remember that relevant training is needed before an ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment is taken. 

Make sure that you specify the ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment when making your booking.

 
You will also need an ECS HS&E assessment when making an ECS card application.