ECS Check

Verify the ECS status of electrotechnical personnel 

For over 50 years the JIB have verified applicants’ qualifications, experience, identity and occupation in order to issue them with a card and grading. ECS now has more than 175,000 valid cardholders who have been assessed in line with the standards set out by industry.

If you hold an ECS card, remember you also have a virtual card in your MyECS App, which is free to download as your most up-to-date record. The smart technology system provides a dynamic QR code for quick validation to confirm the card is genuine, enhanced security on checks and allows clients and contractors to know if the person is suitably qualified and competent for the role they are undertaking. 

This digital card record can also be checked via the CSCS Smart Check App, which was developed by the CSCS Alliance, including ECS, to quickly verify cards from any of the 38 CSCS partner schemes across all 2.1 million valid cardholders. 

ECS Check is the name for several online systems that allow clients, contractors, agencies and others to verify the status of electrotechnical workers. This includes an App, for both Apple and Android devices, which gives a free access to a digital, smart technology system to read and verify the ECS virtual card records in real time. 

The ECS Check App can also be used to undertake audit and compliance logs on specific contracts, monitoring access and workforce composition for competency purposes, as part of ECS Check for Clients and the Supply Chain. 

Have a look at the ECS Check service most relevant to your needs: 

Clients and Contractors 

ECS Check for Clients and the Supply Chain is free-to-use online system that allows main contractors and clients to verify the ECS cards of electrotechnical personnel working on projects and produce electronic summaries for auditing and reporting. Read more...

Licence to Practice

ECS Check is a Licence to Practice in Northern Ireland. If you're in Northern Ireland, this is an essential requirement for public works. Sign up to the free to access service now

Employment Businesses 

ECS Check for Employment Businesses allows the verification of ECS cardholders with this bulk checking facility and provides JIB recognition of the standards being applied for engagement, required for some contracts. Read more...

Card search 

If you need to check the details of an individual ECS cardholder, please use the ECS Check App to scan the QR code on virtual cards in real time. A desktop version of this check can be undertaken through the ECS Check Search function.