The ECS Distribution Networks Electrician card is for operatives who are working in the supply distribution sector. Typically operatives will be working for a contractor installing, commissioning and testing high voltage electrical networks above and below ground, at sites during their construction or refurbishment.
There is now a qualification requrement for all applications for this card regardless of who you may currently or have previously worked for.
If you do not have the formal qualifications below you may need to apply for an ECS Cabling or Jointing card.
To be eligible for an ECS Distribution Networks Electrician card, applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Have successfully completed one of the following routes:
2. Hold a current ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment. For details visit the ECS H&S Assessment page.
Note: This card is available to applicants who hold the historic qualifications shown on this page. These qualifications my no longer be available to study for new applicants.
The Construction Leadership Council, the body which drives industry improvement, has announced that nationally-recognised qualifications should be in place for all construction-related occupations by 2020. In recognition of this, CSCS has changed its partnership criteria and so the ECS needs to make these changes, in order to meet the new requirements. The JIB supports the introduction of appropriate qualifications for Managers, as part of the overall drive to raise standards across the electrotechnical industry.