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 of carrying out electrotechnical work in a specialised occupation allied to an electrical installation that has already been installed by an ECS gold card holder (typically an Installation Electrician holding a Registered Electrician status).

The criteria of the assessment is based around safe working of electrotechnical allied 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). 

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

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.

Before taking the ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment you are advised to prepare for your assessment. Training that is relevant for people taking the ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment is available online and from training providers listed on the training page (to be added).

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

Assessment Availability 

The ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment is available from the JIB, ECA, Unite the Union and JIB Registered and Preferred Training Providers. In addition, some employers may be ability to provide the assessments to their directly employed staff.

To book your assessment you will need to contact your chosen provider directly.
JIB - To book an assessment through the JIB please call 01322 661 633.
ECA - To book an assessment email ecsadministration@ecseca.co.uk or call 01582 531 047. 
Unite the Union - To book an assessment email ecs.neyh@unitetheunion.org
JIB Registered and Preferred Training Provider – Talk to your training provider to see if they are registered with the JIB and can provide the assessment. 
Employers if they are a JIB or ECA member company they may be able to offer the FESS assessment directly. Talk to your employer to see is they can offer the assessment. 

Make sure that you specify the ECS Electrical Safety assessment when you book your test.

Remember, you will also need a separate ECS Health, Safety and Environmental assessment before you will be able to apply for your Network Infrastructure Assistant ECS card.