DBS Checks and ECS Cards

Criminal record checks are now often required for individuals in the electrotechnical industry when working in schools, care homes, hospitals and other establishments which are responsible for vulnerable people. Many local authority contract tenders require you to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check done and checks are also required if you work for the Ministry of Defence. 

As one of the UK's leading specialists in pre-employment screening and referencing, Security Watchdog has been working with ECS to provide enhanced DBS checks and Disclosure Scotland checks for a number of years.

ECS DBS ID Card - How to apply

Employers and cardholders can apply for an ECS card to confirm clearance by the DBS.    

  1. Register with Security Watchdog either as a company or self-employed individual by emailing dbs.enquiries@capita.co.uk or calling 01420 558 752 (remember to reference ECS)

  2. Complete the DBS application form provided 

  3. Have ID verified by Employer or through a Post Office service 

  4. Receive DBS certificate directly from the DBS once complete 

  5. Receive ECS DBS identification card and access in MyECS App and Portal

For further information on how to apply, please contact Security Watchdog on 01420 558752 where a member of the eBulk Team will explain the process and answer any other questions you may have. 


For a DBS check supplied with an ECS DBS identification card, the total charge is £69.69 including VAT