The quality of an electrical installation depends on not only the electrical contractor’s company registration but, crucially, the person carrying out the work.
ECS Check is a new online system that allows main contractors and clients to verify the ECS status of electrotechnical personnel working on projects.
There are more than 65,000 electricians working at ECS Gold Card level to show they meet the industry-recognised standard. Those working at ECS Registered Electrician level can also demonstrate that they hold the latest edition of BS7671 (IET Wiring Regulations), have committed to maintain their technical knowledge and qualifications and agree to adhere to a Code of Professional Practice.
The JIB is committed to raising standards in the industry and this unique online system allows clients and contractors to set and monitor the expectations and standards of the electrotechnical workforce on their projects all in real-time.
Clients, main contractors and project managers can have confidence in the identity and quality of the electrical workforce on their projects through ECS Check’s online portal, which allows users to validate the electrical workforce on site and produce electronic summaries for auditing and reporting.
Clients and main contractors can also use the system to promote apprenticeships and training; for example, by setting required numbers or proportions to be met for apprentices or trainees. This helps promote social and best value in procurement as well as allowing clients to specify the expected levels of qualification and competency for their projects.
The JIB is a non-profit organisation committed to improving standards in the industry. The ECS Check service is free of charge - if you'd like to find out more or sign up to use the service, please contact us.